Monday, August 25, 2014

Hi everyone! :-)
Summer near it's end and got very cold and wet - reminding us of what winter will be like soon enough!
Beautiful Autumn colouring coming into nature everywhere including my gorgeous virginia creeper outside my back door and kitchen window - beautiful to look at!! :-)
I had my grandson, Jack up for the past week and really enjoyed having him - growing up to be a lovely young man! :-)
Doing a few changes in my garden to have less maintenance. Taking part of one rockery bed and putting it in a different place and clearing out one patch completely at back door to give more space. Might also take down back arch.
My brother and family over visiting us all at the moment from Perth, western Australia and had great catch up on things and great laughs today! :-D They are such great people. Not staying with me but staying with my sister but called today and calling again on Wednesday and we are going down to visit daughter Alwin and son Julian.
Working on a few bits in the art studio at the moment.  Also,  I went out for a walk across the cliffs and fields the other evening and came across gorgeous cabbages in a field with the bottom leaves decaying producing these gorgeous rich colours so decided to do a bit of an abstract art project on them as they were so beautiful. I am putting up pics. Not sure if I will do much more or may change it completely but I so much enjoyed doing these! :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Worked on this one over the past few days - not sure yet if I will leave it as is or do more to it.

 mixed media on linen canvas.....

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hi all! :-)

Well Summer heading towards its close soon and kiddies all preparing for going back to school - or should I say, their parents are preparing for it! :-}
Weather still holding up quite good apart from heavy rain last weekend - our festival suffered locally from it I think. Still very warm though. Notice autumn colour in the leaves in the garden already, possibly because of losing their chlorophyll due to the extremely dry weather we have had for so long. It looks beautiful.
My daughter, Severene, granddaughter Hayleigh and grandson Kyle came up from Cork for the weekend and we all enjoyed the weekend together.
 Iv'e been out and about taking some photos for ref  and inspiration for new art work coming up, really enjoyed doing that - love the outdoors!
Did a huge amount of gardening yesterday, pruning back loads that had thrived so well this Summer. :-) Just after cleaning up and pruning back in the alleyway with two of my neighbours and the back lane is so neat and clean now!
Aiva, Glenn's girlfriend, came up and painted my front pillars and wall yesterday and it looks so good now with that freshening up!
Hope you are all enjoying the rest of the Summer.
Putting up a little piece that I did a while back.
Talk to you all again soon.

Untitled as yet....mixed media on paper....