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From Yardwork to Artwork: The Lavender Story

Our Lavender Provencal is spectacular this year.

This bouquet picked today is filling the house with its wonderful aroma…

     
 

…but as you can see I couldn’t resist a stopover in the studio on the way.

From Yardwork to Artwork: Collage


 

Collage of today’s pruned camellia branches together with past watercolor studies.

Waste not want not

camillia mini ii

maturday

a girl can never have enough dresses – matted and framed

just like her shoes.

The girl of course is our beautiful two year old granddaughter.

From Yardwork to Artwork: The Margarita Story Part 2


 

After Part 1, time for Part 2
 
       
 

beauties and the beach


 
        
 

Nothing better than our early morning weekend walk on Spanish Banks when the tide is out, with distant figures on the sand and the Vancouver skyline silhouetted against a clear blue sky in one direction and Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver and Bowen Island in the other. The beauty of the wild flowers blossoming amongst the logs and the little commemorative garden overlooking Acadia Beach that is aways there and freshly tended with loving care by an unknown hand, all lift the spirits on this perfect summer’s morning. I hope they lift yours too.

bridgefest

Bridging time, place, studio and friends, this photo was taken in Venice almost twenty years ago. Back in the studio a few years later it inspired the painting that then became a gift to dear friends.

Speaking of bridges here are a few featured on thechangingpalette over the past few years:

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