"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ,
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference."

(Robert Frost)

 

 

 

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On The Nightstand
  • Jean Haines' Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour
    Jean Haines' Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour
  • One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives
    One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives
  • LaRose: A Novel
    LaRose: A Novel
  • Felicity: Poems
    Felicity: Poems
  • Artist's Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures
    Artist's Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures
Friday
Aug192016

Free at Last!

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” 
― Carrie JonesNeed

 

After 5+ months, multiple vet visits, multiple hospitalizations, multiple arsenic shots, multiple medications, multiple days of wanting to run off leash and play like a normal dog, Mojo is finally done with his heartworm treatments.

To say he is happy to finally be off-leash is an understatement. He is such a brave sweet boy and he handled it all like the wonder dog that he is.

We're going to have a wonderful fall season! :)

Saturday
Aug132016

Tea Bag Art

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” 

 
― Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

 

I have been a serious drinker of tea for decades. I'm always on the lookout for new flavors and I always end each day with a cup of herbal tea.

I became aware of the fascinating and beautiful tea bag art by Ruby Silvious via Pinterest. Many pinners have been pinning her artwork for the past several months, and when an online class became available by an artist I follow on Facebook, I immediately signed up.

Let the steeping begin! :)



The classes focus on portraits for the most part, but I'm not a portrait type person. Perhaps in time they will peak my interest, but for the time being I'm enjoying creating tea bag art with the subjects I have always enjoyed in nature.


 I am using watercolors for my pieces thus far, even though the class recommends acrylics. While I have a closet full of acrylic paint, my love of watercolor is carrying over to this new venture. I find acrylics too heavy and dull, and then there's the added problem of disposing of unused paint when I finish a piece. I'm not fond of putting them down the drain and watercolors are comprised of natural substances ; that suits my feelings about 'do no harm' well.