Monday, September 9, 2013

The garden is slowly coming to life again as winter recedes...



 
Most of my energies have been focussed on my other blog lately where I have been recording the drawings I have been doing as I endeavour to complete 100 days of doodling.
I'm now half way through the challenge and am really enjoying putting pen to paper.
I haven't drawn this much in years! I stumbled a bit last week, but hopefully am back on track again now. 50 doodles to go...
 
doodle#50
 
Jill xx

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fog and pansies.....

It's still the middle of winter and cold, but we've had some lovely sunny days lately....a  wonderful respite from the rain and wind. Once the fog lifts it looks like it's going to be another lovely calm, blue sky day.

....we won't think about the clouds and rain that are supposed to come rolling in for the rest of the week!

The view this morning from my deck.


The pots of pansies I planted last week cheer up my little deck
I'm rather pleased I managed to take a photo of the cobwebs that have formed around the pot and little sculpture in the last photo. Actually I hadn't noticed them until I uploaded the photo onto this blog. But what perplexes me is that whenever I have tried to photograph some gorgeous webs in the past they haven't turned out...they've turned out blurry and ill-defined. And here...without trying I have captured one. Hmmm....

I hope your day is filled with sunshine too!
Jill xx

Friday, July 5, 2013

Wild Wings exhibition......

 
I just love this painting of some trees at Wenderholm...a regional park north of Auckland!
 
 
 
It's painted by Libby Patterson, one of the three talented exhibitors at the 'Wild Wings' Exhibition currently on at the Kumeu Arts Centre.
 
I love the colours, the lovely light...well...everything about it really!
 
If you can get there...the exhibition runs from 1st - 13th July. I went this morning and enjoyed myself looking at the lovely works.
 
Jill xx
 
P.S. If you go to my other blog jillbutlerdesign.blogspot.co.nz I have a free giveaway on offer until Saturday the 13th of July...a free set of coasters! 
 
 
 

Friday, June 28, 2013

One fine and frosty morning....

Walking the neighbours dog this morning....I took my camera....




Beautiful...but very cold.
 
Now I'm home...with a bowl of porridge and a steaming cup of coffee.
 
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
 
Jill xx