pen and ink drawing

a day of celebration


 
Happy First Birthday to our beautiful grandson and a Happy Anniversary to his wonderful loving parents. We love them all to bits.❤️

“time for action”


 

“When the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in”…Andrew Jackson
 

Looks like the time has arrived.

the greenhouse quartet

The Green House Quartet

The Barcelona Opera House reopened yesterday with a concert by the UceLi Quartet to the hall filled with potted plants on each seat. The plants will be given to local health care workers to say thank you for all their efforts throughout the pandemic. A wonderfully inspiring story in which the word greenhouse was never more meaningful.

This second image imagines the quartet playing in one of my Pacific Spirit Park paintings.

The Pacific Spirit Quartet.

tick tock

 

“Tick Tock!”

“Who’s there?”

“Wanda.”

“Wanda who?”

“Wanda what happened to the other 793,800 tickets.”

virtual grad 2020


 

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 wherever you may be.

A troubled world awaits you all but I know you will be the changemakers we need now more than ever with your courage, determination, commitment and humanity. You give us all hope

6 to 3

The Supreme Court of the United States on the right side of history today…almost. It should have been 9 to 0. Their landmark decision rules that federal law prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“tomorrow the sun will shine again”


 
These words were spoken by Francesca Hayward before her unforgettable performance with her partner Cesar Corrales at The Royal Opera House described in yesterday’s post. Their presence filled the studio today as I was moved once again by their artistry, and the sun did shine.

looking up and looking back

 

Pacific Spirit Canopy  3.8.15

With our daily walks in the Pacific Spirit Park it seems like a good time to look back to some of the paintings that walking in the Park inspired five years ago.

 

Studio 365: Day 216

 

Day 216 i    Day 216 ii Day 216 iii    Day 216 iv

 

Pacific Spirit Park Variations I – IV 4.8.15

my camelliaddiction is back

Our camellias are more abundant than ever this year and some of you will know that whilst they are blooming I can’t deny my camilliaddiction.

 
   
 

Here is one of many camellia posts from four years ago entitled:
 

camelliaspectives

 

For this week’s Discover Challenge: Perspective Ben states “We each inhabit a specific vantage point from which we blog” and asks What’s yours? As those of you who follow my blog will know my vantage point is always both visual and written, so in response to Ben’s question I thought I would express my camelliaddiction once again today with pen, ink, watercolor and photography, with one final image that is clearly very much about perspective.

camellia P&I ii

camellia studies 31.3.16

camellia ix