Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Project

I am working on a project.  I can't talk about it because the recipient can see this ;)  But I can show you.

Watercolour washes with a little India ink pen stippling.

Watercolour glass.  With Adjusted colour because green wont scan well.

Teabag, brown Windsor and Newton ink and watercolour wash.

Then there are the pieces I did for my planner pages- I like to print out my own pages :)
Grape Hyacinths- Pigma Micron

Robin- Pigma Micron
Peach Blossom (as it says LOL), Watercolour with a little ink detail.

Watercolour version of the Grape Hyacinths.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Daybook for April 12th 2010

You can find most of the daybooks out there at the Simple Woman's daybook :)  Click on the picture to go there!

FOR TODAY, April 12th 2010

Outside my window...  
it is beautifully sunny and the day is beginning to warm up.  The pollen is still out in full force and the chartreuse greens of spring are all over the place.

I am thinking...
That it has been a long time since I did a daybook entry.  I keep seeing them though, and I enjoy the little things that get shared, so I wanted to join in once more :)
I am thankful for...
Time spent with family.  Our Sunday afternoon consisted of a lot of time in the garden- and the kids got to really enjoy themselves making little tiki dolls :)
From the learning rooms...(if this applies)
I am preparing to do the new 'Letters of Grace' curriculum with my 6 year old.  It looks like it will continue nicely from the Alphabet Path over at Serendipity.  I will also be doing the latest 'Spring Nature Study' from the Handbook of Nature Study :)
From the kitchen...
chicken tikka, rice and veggies.  I am also considering which bread I want to make...
I am wearing...
White skirt with a red and orange floral pattern, and a red t-shirt.
I am creating...
plans to get moving on with school stuff- and working on a planner :)
I am going...
to the library tonight.  And to the brand new grocery store which opens today (though I will probably go tomorrow)... it is a big deal here :)
I am reading...
at last count I had whittled it down to three main books ;)  The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Noose and Simplicity Parenting are the main two though :)
I am hoping...
to get school going smoother and to get outside :)  and that my seeds will come up ;)
I am hearing...
LOTS of birds singing, DD playing and DS trying to watch a DVD I asked him to turn off... :o

Around the house...
A basket of ironing, some dusting.

Around the Garden...
I just planted corn and beans so I need to water them.
One of my favorite things...
Teaching the kids something FUN.  This week they learned how to make tiki dolls from Daddy :)  
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Do some school catch-up, start letters of grace, read... the usual :)
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

Easter Bunny egg cosy in action :)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

White Violet

white violet
Originally uploaded by Spinneretta

We have at least three types of violet in our garden- this is the second of the two- the white version of the wild violet. The others are tiny field pansies- very cute and much harder to see ;)
None of them have a scent unline the sweet smell of the Viola odorata.
Still- they are pretty!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Red Robin

Red Robin
Originally uploaded by Spinneretta
Robins always make me think of the song..."When the Red, Red, Robin comes hop, hop, hopping, along..."
Mum tells me I used to say robins only had one leg since they 'hopped' everywhere ;)
This proud American robin (very unlike the little sparrow-sized ones I grew up with in England) was just beginning to sport his new spring plumage!

Another in my 'Feeder Birds' series :)  This one is Prismacolor on Canson Mi-Teintes.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Spring Things

When the red maple seeds appeared on the kitchen counter, I knew they needed to be drawn... I'll have to get the kids to draw them too ;)

Spring violets are beautiful, so they deserved to be recorded too!

If you'd like to see more of my garden beauties- take a look over on my garden/nature blog!