Saturday, April 25, 2015

dc coat (or two)






from the moment i got  Patrice's invitation to a dc 
themed  'coat', images began to built up in my head.
there was that idea of the garden wearing a new coat now for sure.
the only thing i lacked was time to put the image onto paper.
but  with one eye on the clock i started painting.
after uploading the result i wasn't quite pleased about certain parts.
but time was up.

so later on and back home i decided to finish the gouache.
i made myself a cup of coffee and sat down.
the next moment i pushed over my cup and there was a gouache with a big coffee stain.
sigh

ok, no dc for me after all...
while tearing up the 'garden coat' an idea came to the rescue.
this is a challenge after all.
et voila

please have a look at Patrice's beautiful blog,
we are all wearing coats this weekend.


fine weekend to you
X



Thursday, April 16, 2015

glorious day







get out and enjoy i said to myself.
painting can wait.


Friday, April 10, 2015

dc grass






equally green in Belgium but written with one 's' .
often overlooked and taken for granted
but Veronica asked us to take a closer look.
strength is in its nature (bamboo is a grass too)
yeah,grass was on my mind this week 

please do visit dear Veronica's place for more.


peacefull weekend to you all
X


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

garden in april






the garden shows signs of spring, no doubt, 
but lady winter is stretching her farewell.
each day i look up at the magnolia buds 
that have to brave heavy winds and are in need for
some warmer days, just like me.
garden work is so much more enjoyable when the sun is out.



but the days are longing fearlessly and the chocolate eggs pure delight.

happy hollidays to you
enjoy
X







Saturday, March 28, 2015

dc pollinators



pollinators,
according to science, the impression of the world around them
 differs from ours, because of the way their eyes are built.

they can see UV light.

no wonder they are buzzing and fluttering around  as energetic as they do :)
i'm already looking forward to the time they will be here,
helping to bring the garden alive !
small gems.


sweet Tammie is our host this week,
please go to her wondrous place to see
more pollinators at work.

have a beautiful weekend
X