Quick pencil sketch of a lily. Time for walkies now, gotta go! 


Succulents! Pen sketch! 


Today I ventured out to the west side of the city to go have a little pow-wow with my doctor. I check in with him every month or so to review where things are at, and make adjustments to the Ariane healing plan. It's so great being able to discuss everything in so much detail, with someone who is up to speed on everything that's going on with me. I continue to be very pleased with how all this is going!

Quick pencil sketch of the clematis vine in our yard. Having a rough health day today - have several interrupted sleeps piled up (summer makes people so loud in the mornings!) and my digestive system started going a bit wonky last night, so I didn't have a lot of energy for art today. 

clematis sketch

This is a painting of some of the roses currently going nuts in our backyard. Last year, this rose bush was white, but this year it magically turned into a red rose bush and has been blooming like crazy! Nature is pretty amazing. There's a metaphor in there about reinventing yourself.


Back on the watercolour train, freehanding succulents! This was so enjoyable to paint!!! 


Just went with a fun sketch today (pardon that it's not the best digitizing). I've had a lot going on emotionally this last week, and am still cutting myself some slack. This is a succulent I used to have on my balcony when I lived in the west end. Fond memories attached to it.

Succulent sketch

Chard! (Need I say more?)


Today I tried something a little different - watercolour without first tracing the painting in pencil. 

Dahlia watercolour

I've been spending waaaay too long most days on these! My lovely cousin suggested I do some quick "5 minute" sketches - I ended up doing more like a 20 minute sketch, but it was a nice change of pace and challenge. Hostas...

Hosta line drawing sketch

I don't actually know what these flowers are - I photographed them last year at Queen Elizabeth Park, I think in the quarry garden. If you know what they are, let me know!

Anyone know what these are called?

The background of the photo I painted from was extremely blurry, so I started with the flowers, and then thought for a while about how to do the greenery and/or background.... I just kind of experimented with leaves that looked vaguely like what I could make out, so it was kind of improvised.

In progress


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