Time for a Zen Stroll

Peace Time to refill the wells from Nature. Time for a Zen Stroll. Is it just me, or does anyone else feeling a little bit hmm… bemused… lately?   Take a Walk It seems we are being bombarded with all sorts of news these days.   With the mind overloaded with the news, I decidedContinue reading “Time for a Zen Stroll”

Summer Retreat

Good Morning! With so much news to share, its been really challenging for me to choose which topic to begin with since my return from summer break.   Summer Summer?  Yes, well,  it is a wild and wet, brisk, winter here in Perth. Refreshing, shall we say. But it is summer, in Seattle.   TheContinue reading “Summer Retreat”

Sunshine and Roses

Bright and Summery. Who can resist roses with their beguiling perfume and lovely colored petals?     They have a way about them, don’t they? With them…. its all sunshine and roses.                 Even though I now have a most delightful rose garden, I still get ‘inspiration’ elsewhere.Continue reading “Sunshine and Roses”

Summer

The word, “Summer” conjures up a myriad of thoughts, ideas, feelings. Fun.   “Summer” It might evoke thoughts of ……   By gone days. Picnics in the past, spent under a shady tree while the warm breeze rustles the sun dappled leaves. Or in the cool peaceful breeze of the patio.   For the underContinue reading “Summer”

Zen Stroll: Watercolor Tree Inspirations

Can we lower blood pressure in under 5 minutes?  A soft smile upon our faces? And, can we  be Ready for the day?  Calm morning strolls, no matter how short, are perfect.  Perfect for refreshing, for inspiring. For gaining new insights.   The Zen Strolls My Zen Strolls began a few years ago, with the instructionsContinue reading “Zen Stroll: Watercolor Tree Inspirations”

Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet

Wet in wet watercolors. Perfect beginners’ techniques to loosen up! Let the paints, do their thing.  and You…. Allow,  accidents to happen.       Wet in Wet Technique WHY I love showing and sharing the Wet in Wet Technique:   creates soft beautiful edges its great for Depth, and backgrounds helps to teach usContinue reading “Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet”

Softening the edges …art and nature

As many things do…. it held,  Promise. This old watercolor landscape. It sat upon the studio table among 20 others, all needing further contemplation, further work.         Watercolor Landscape Painting How old was it? How long did I hold it in reserve? I’m smiling…. it may shock some, but it is aboutContinue reading “Softening the edges …art and nature”

A Simple Pleasure, the flower

The taste of a petal upon the morning breeze. A simple pleasure, really.       Change of Plans I’d planned to write up a post on cold wax today; showing you a fantastic book I’ve read.  Plus a few art samples. My heart just wasn’t there.   I needed a zen stroll.  But, IContinue reading “A Simple Pleasure, the flower”

Gardens by the Bay: Face Time

The faces we see. Passing us by. On the walls, crouched in canoes, rising tall as totems. More faces, mirrored in the deep ebony ponds.Perhaps, even a few faces planted somewhere in the gardens. What a wonderful joy to find faces in the Cloud Dome at the Gardens by the Bay. It is …… SingaporeContinue reading “Gardens by the Bay: Face Time”