Thursday, February 5, 2015

Keeping busy

 Keeping busy...
Very busy!!
The last month has been busy. Very busy!! After the madness of getting things done and delivered in December, I took a few weeks off in January. A few weeks off from painting that is...
I was otherwise busy watching the newest man in my life.
Baby Winston Thomas.
He's such a little cutie and at 5 months a squirming bundle of energy!

Eating my lunch of puréed peas .
Reaching for the phone...

He and his big sister Bella, are the highlight of my days.
 My sweet Bella .

I have however been back  working... mainly while Baby Win naps and on the weekends.
Over the last few weeks I have finished , and delivered some of the following.

Winter Rose Graphite and charcoal on textured paper.

Bree. Arabian. Graphite and charcoal on textured paper.

Bree. Arabian.. Graphite and charcoal on textured paper.

Winter Rose ( coloured) Commissioned piece... being delivered on the 7th of January.
Mixed medium... graphite, water coloured pencils and chalk pastels on textured paper.
Tinny Blue ( Night)  SOLD in January.

 I am currently working on 2 acrylics on heavily plastered canvas and a couple more charcoal and graphite pieces. All commissioned pieces and in various stages of completion.
Some to be delivered as soon as this weekend.

 I have removed the winter décor of pinecones and dried Magnolia leaves, but have left up the red berries.
When  I decide what to replace it all with  I'll share some pictures.
I do not decorate for Valentine's Day, so Spring it might be.

Until then,
Big hugs!!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Taking this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours.



Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas around the home...

 Christmas around the home.

A post in photos.
I had professional shots taken, but he's been so bogged down, I have not gotten them as yet.
So me and my phone did a walk through :)
It's a grey and rainy day here in Ocala, so please excuse the lack of light and outdoor shots.


Living room

Sun room

Dining room

Sitting room



So ...
From my home to yours...
Merry  Christmas !!

Holiday hugs,


Friday, November 7, 2014

Rekindling an old luv

Rekindling an old luv.
Cuddles. I created him to appease myself and well, he's a hit and I might have to do more. He's a little bunny we had scampering about in the back harden a few weeks ago.

November snuck in and made a mark.
I kissed October good bye from the  back roads of  the mid west.
An adventure for girls... me , my sister and my niece. The open road... sunrises, and sunset.
Hotels and girl breakfasts...
Makeup and shampoo...
Shopping for clothes.
Starbucks coffee stops.
Flocks of birds flying South.

It came in all mild and sweet and then first weekend we had a freeze warning.
I was already seeing it in Arkansas, Mississippi....

Sunset in Arkansas... excuse the wind shield :)

Bridge  in Mississippi

I luv it!!
Fall, cooler weather and I are the best of friends.
I LUV the temperatures below 75 degrees.
The Lion and The Lamb

When the weather is so sweet I am usually at work.
For years and years I have worked at The Salvation Army , in the Fall as a part time Social Worker for the Holidays.
This year, I took time for me and my family. The family has grown and I am so happy to be available to help out and get some Littles luv .

Thursdays and Fridays I am not needed , so I get busy and do things to amuse myself.

Like finding my old luv.
Blackened fingers, smudged face and loads of joy.
Sketch of my Mr.'s hands. This is a part of a story board for a job at a Church. It will hold a silhouette of a child .

This is one of the first Fall's I have had so much time to actually flex my artistic muscle in a long time and I am eating it up.
Draw back, when I am working, I tend to forget to pause to do mundane things like eat, fix meals :)
Constantine. He's a  white Siberian tiger. The look in his eyes make me nervous. 

So while I sit and sip coffee every morning , to start my day off nice and slow like I like it...
I take in the beauty that surrounds me.
The beautiful blue sky that is the calling card of Fall.
The crisper mornings and evenings.
The bright sunshine that is so very Florida...
The beauty of the birds that sing to me daily and visit the bird feeder and bath.
The garden that fades almost everywhere else but here.
Here, in the garden, the roses come back to brilliant life as the temperatures drop, and bloom with all they have.
The different angle of the sun... the change in light...
The kiss of Fall on the sprays of roses as they just show off.
Then I  draw....
Sketch and shade.
High lights and low lights....
Charcoal and graphite on textured paper.
Black fingers and  blending stumps.
Scribbling and smudging....

Another Lion and Lamb.  My name , Singh is Sikh. In Punjabi Singh means Lion. So I am quite partial to this piece.

bringing to life something beautiful on paper.
My old luv...
How I started it all.

Thanks for coming by to see my sketches... my black stained finger tips and smudged palms.
But I am having such fun!!!
Who knows what else will come to life and leap off my paper.

Happy weekend!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello October!

Hello October !

With the start of October, I am adding just a bit more of Fall , Autumn to my home.
Even though it will NOT feel very Fall(ish) for a bit yet here in North Central Florida.
Entry way vignette. Window box filled with hydrangeas and a couple of creamy mini pumpkins and 2 white candles.
Books tied with twine and topped with a key and a pinecones.

There was a time when I did the bright orange and pumpkins all over the house, but of late, I have been in a more neutral frame of mind.
The leaves don't change outside my windows...
No bright russets, umber and burnt oranges to he seen.
It is all still very much green and summerlike outside.
But I am a fool for Autumn and the cozy vibe it imparts.
Sofa table. Basket with 2 gourds, more hydrangeas and pinecones


So, I am sprinkling the dried hydrangeas about.
Tossing in some pine cones.
Plopping in some gourds.
And layering some creamy mini pumpkins .
Even Master Vic's favourite perch in the sunroom has some dried hydrangeas added .

I might just add some dried roses and crepe myrtle seed pods as well.
Just things I can pick up, harvest from the garden and neighbourhood.
Things I can toss together in a few minutes and yet get the feel.

(sorry, the TV was just a black box reflecting me, so I  turned it on)

Mantel... Vines from then back garden with a  creamy pumpkin spray, pinecones and a bit of cotton from  sweet Jane at Cottage at the Crossroads. Vintage oil lamp adds to the neutral look. Silver sugar shaker and frame adds a bit of bl7ng.


As the month progresses, I will be adding more...
sprinkling a bit here and there throughout the house.
Putting away the lace throws for plaids , fleece and knits.
Trading out the pale throw rug for braided in the sitting room.
Cosy(ing) up the place.
A little corner in the sitting room.

Gourd in an urn is in my sitting room.

Dreaming of pumpkin spice coffees, lattés and soups.
Home made breads  and comfort foods.
Orchard apple pumpkin candles....

vignette atop the hutch.

Vines from then back garden, dried hydrangeas and corn husk.

Hello October. So
glad you are here.....
Luving your cozy , homey feel!
Dresser in the master. Tarnished silver and hydrangeas....

Happy October hugs,