• 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

  • Let's be honest: I have a lot of favourite plants. But one of my favouritest of favourites is the dahlia. Not only are they pretty, but they are fascinating! There is an endless variety of shapes and colours, thanks to them being a plant that is easily crossbred. And some of them are so geometric looking, it's hard to believe they are even real! Go science!

    This photo is (as per the self-imposed rules of my 365 project) a new one...


  • A while back, I was hit with this sudden urge to sew - I know, that's nothing new. But what was new was that I really wanted to sew clothing! If I've sewed clothing before, the last time would have been before I moved to Vancouver, so 15+ years ago. I've sewed a fair bit since then, but mostly things like bags or pillow cases... this was a whole new challenge.


  • 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.


  • Saw these when we were out today, no idea what they are, but they were super pretty! Short and sweet tonight. xo

    Not sure what these are!

  • 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

  • Holy moly, today really got away from me! Luckily I have super pretty mutating roses to show you! They used to be white. This spring the new leaves were red (they're not anymore) and the roses were super dark red! Now they've settled into redish pink, the bush is LOADED with roses, and they smell absolutely glorious.

    Lovely roses, wish you could smell them!

  • Aren't nasturtiums amazing? They are one plant I just can't get enough of. The leaves are amazing, the flowers are beautiful, and you can eat them all! AND if you're really lucky... they attract hummingbirds!!! Can't wait for these little guys to grow and bloom...

    Nasturtium leaves


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