a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

After the Long Weekend

Sparrow Avenue, Apple Branch Pencil Case
As it was a long weekend, I hope you had a lovely time.

Spring is ever so slowly making a re-appearance in this neighbourhood. Although by looking at the bloom and growth of the plants, you wouldn't know that the cooler temperatures slowed things down. Mind you, last week we had a couple of days of summer.

I have put the "possibility of a definite maybe" into reality. As a pencil case, I think it looks great. But I've also printed it on a little pouch...as yet, unphotographed, but coming soon.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Long Weekend

Sparrow Avenue, Rabbit Pencil Case
We are coming up to a long weekend here in Canada. Victoria Day.
It will be a particularly special weekend this year, but it normally marks the beginning of Cottage Season as well as the "safe" time to start gardening.

Sparrow Avenue, Apple Branch Pencil Case
Have a lovely weekend 
with whatever you are 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Coming Soon

Sparrow Avenue, Snowy Owl Pencil Case

Sparrow Avenue, Feather Pencil Case
Here is a little peak at some new work coming. You can see them first at the Makeology Almost Summer Show coming in early June.

Almost summer indeed as the temperatures here have been less than acceptable and I am still grumbling about having the furnace going in May. Unheard of!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Early Morning Work

While everyone in the house is still asleep, I manage to get some extra work finished. These are new pencil cases. Here I am just closing off the linings before they are pressed and done.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Getting Around

Sparrow Avenue, "Canada 150" Linen Tea Towel
The "Canada 150" Linen Tea Towels are now in the shop. A great gift idea, hostess gift or souvenir whether or not you are a tourist.

I have been making quite a few of these, not only for up and coming shows, but for different shops as well.
Too Good General Store
Maclaren Art Centre
Calico Cat 
Lighthouse Photo Gallery

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Little Walk

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend with Mother's Day and anything else that may have been happening.
Mother's Day is combined with my father-in-law's birthday: 89.

I wanted to share with you a glimpse of my morning walk with "the girls". I have been wanting to take a picture of this very old and magnificent Magnolia for a while and I finally did it.

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Possibility of a Definite Maybe

Sparrow Avenue, Apple Branch and Feather
The other day while I was printing, I decided that these images which are part of a larger composition, would do well for the pencil cases that I make. I will be spending the weekend putting together a few, just to see...