Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello! Long time no see....

Goodness me it has been such a loooong time! How are you? Hard to believe it has been since February. I used to blog several times a week! I've been busy and switched my efforts to Facebook. Groan. I know....but really it has been a fun time and so easy to do in a flash. I do miss the elegance and substance of a blog post though.
So what have I been up to? Well the usual, ha. Painting and painting and selling at the market and various other venues. We've just come through an extremely hot and humid few weeks. Like tropical Borneo. Don't mind the heat as much as the humidity. Not many good hair days were had:) The painting below is called Tangerine Horizon. (sold)  I've been doing a bit more impressionistic work and enjoying it.
 Here is another one I really love, titled John's Retreat (sold)
I am hoping to pop in here a bit more often, I do miss it, but we shall see:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Spur of the moment....

I've just had a delicious solo lunch at my fave little restaurant in Halifax, Wild Leek. Thought I would try my hand at posting on my phone! Might enable me to post more frequently:) I have no idea what this will look like on a proper computer. Will have to wait until I get home:)
This was the sunrise from Saturdays market. Bitter. freezing cold day but beautiful. I will only be at the Seaport Market on Saturdays until late Spring. 
A recent painting for you. Amethyst Sky. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015

I am still here...... New Year, new resolve.... 
Hope you are all well. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

ViViD Art Show

Hope you can come...it is going to be great! Opening night will start with a drumming presentation:)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fairy Tale called The Shed

Once upon a time and still upon a time, in a place by the sea called Nova Scotia, there lives a beautiful young woman named Kate.
She lives in a bright yellow house.
Full of dreams...
One day, a special dream came true......and the Shed was born. (with a bit of hard work and some splinters)
A creative place full of light, laughter and magic. Perched on the edge of a sparkling creek. People from far and wide come to learn from Kate.
and learn from each other                                                                                               (KateInglisphoto)
Conversations flow easily, sometimes fortunes get told
 Soon cameras are everywhere
 Exploring the possibilities....
Food and wine appear, just when needed...

Nearby towns become part of the learning..
Portraits are captured
Again
and again
Then with cameras full, some intrepid students pose for one more..
Meanwhile, back at the Shed something wonderful awaits...
Another sumptuous feast and then music.....under the stars, with a dancing inch worm, crackling fire, quilts, tired happy new friends and old ones enjoy the magic that is The Shed.
All this because a woman named Kate weaves magic.                                               (AidanMorgan:photo)
The shed is still there, sitting quietly in the woods waiting for the next adventure

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Prospect, Nova Scotia

Last month I had a great day in Prospect, a small village about a 30 minute drive from Halifax. I was invited to a barbecue at a friend's house. As so often happens in Nova Scotia, when we arrived it was a bit foggy.
But just a fog bank that would soon disappear.
What a gorgeous place. Prospect is still an active fishing village.
Quiet and lovely. We had a little bonfire that crackled into the evening, and happily we cooked marshmallows and made s'mores.
This is the view from her living room. Say what?
The house belong to her grandmother and is over one hundred years old. View from the bathroom upstairs!!
There was food, lots of food! BBq ribs, Asian coleslaw, Mexican salad, hummus, chips, macaroni salad, so... much... food!
Good company! 
This is a silly picture. I was fooling around and told everyone to look stern or uninterested. Haha one person did not get the message:)
Baby's Sawyer's first party:)
Hanging out on the Government wharf. Almost every small seaside village has one of these.
The sky was lovely
The air so fresh..............
And then it got even more beautiful. There were fireworks and laughs.It was a great evening.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Flights of Fancy

 I LOVE old pictures. These are daguerreotypes circa 1855. They are from the George Eastman Collection I find them fascinating and mysterious.Who were they???? I want to know their stories.This woman in the above picture looks so sad. Here she is a bit closer, such an interesting face. What was their relationship like. Did he love her? Were there children? When she smiles does she have a little gab between her two front teeth? She is gazing at  us across the centuries. What would she think if someone had told her that in 160 years, people around the world would be looking at this picture and wondering who she was.....
What were the reasons behind having their picture taken. It was expensive and needed an appointment. Was it for a special occasion or to send to someone? The woman in this picture next to the man...is she his mother? Wife? She looks like she might be blind or did she just keep her eyes closed. Perhaps it is his wife behind him. What did he do, where did he live? Did they have jolly meals around the table?
Here's one that is quite interesting. A pose you would never see today. I'm assuming they are brothers.One quite a bit larger than the other.
Seven women. All trussed up in those crazy corsets. Who are they? Why the photo. Drives me crazy sometimes wondering. Imagining.
Moody little girls. Was one of them having a tantrum just before this was taken? The lack of expressions always gets me. I realize that the long exposure is friendlier to a still face but it is eerie. I hope they both lived long lives and died as old ladies with grandchildren and great grandchildren surrounding them.
The last one. Wow, such a strong face and attitude. To me he looks like a worker or prospector that came into some money and wanted to have a picture taken for his gal. Wild hairdo. This guy had some style:)