Doris and Larry scribble

Frogs have an odd sense of humor.

Tomorrow begins #Inktober. I hope to play with Sumi ink and remember some of the things my dad taught me about Chinese painting.

Knitting: labor that yields useful results

I’m putting finishing touches on a dishcloth right now. For my next project, I’m going to finally learn the 2-sock-at-a-time method. The way I’ve been knitting socks always yields slightly uneven pairs. Not a biggie since most people’s feet are uneven but it bugs the OCD person in me.

What a week…and not in a good way

In the past several days we had trespassers we had to call the county sheriff for, I had a couple of agent rejections, my dad has had recurring dizzy spells (he’ll be 80 next year), and a dear family friend (our age) died of cancer.

This old sketch (5 minute Inktober drawing) kind of captures how I feel right now.


A different sort of art

I bought some shiny things (Captain…extra points for Browncoats) at Bead Works in Vancouver this summer and finally got around to making a bracelet with it.


Doesn’t look half bad.


#SelfieArt Day

I know I’ve been a slacker butt and haven’t kept up with Selfie Art Day. I completely missed it last month but Yvette and Catherine played along without me.

I think I’m back in the art game for now.   Even though Yvette may be the only person left playing along, I will celebrate Selfie Art Day today!

Here is Yvette’s post:

and here’s my attempt. It’s more of an illustration of me and my mom than a true selfie. If you’ve played along, let me know and I’ll compile a list in a couple of days!


The landscape experiment

I’ve not painted a landscape in over 2 decades but decided to give it a try when my friend Robin and I got together to play with watercolors (which I also hadn’t really worked with in a couple of decades…not as fine art anyway). It was a fun way to break in the Arches watercolors pad my sister gave me.


Putting away for a rainy day

It’s the start of harvesting-processing (canning and freezing) season for us, the busiest time of year. I feel like we’re the ants in the story, saving things for winter.

As well, I have some revising I need to get to, so I’m going to take another blogging break to try and get it all done. I hope to be back in a month.

Have a wonderful last bit of summer!

That’s entertainment

My sister and I used to watch this show called That’s Entertainment, a compilation of movie clips from 20th Century Fox based on a particular theme each episode.

These critters’ entertainment is much more low-tech.🙂 Hand puppets are classic, though.