Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just couldn't resist taking this photo this morning. The light was wonderful. This is probably the last of my peonies for this year...the heat is finally ramping up. I've been busy with the vegetable garden the last few weeks. Lots to do there. Photos when it really starts to look like something...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sketching Out

We took a day off last week and headed to the McCloud River for the day. It was great to have some time to take photos with the new camera and make a couple sketches. This is the first time I've used a bound sketchbook for on location sketching. Also first time with the Platinum Preppy fountain pen. I did discover that the Platinum Black ink is NOT waterproof. So next time will try the Carbon Ink which is supposed to be better with watercolor. Lower Falls was so big I decided to use two pages hence the gutter in the middle...

Platinum Preppy Fine Point Fountain Pen with Black Ink and Daniel Smith Watercolors

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First Peonies

Yesterday I picked the first peonies of this year and brought them into the house. It is very late for them, usually showing up in early to mid May. Our weather has been very unpredictable this spring, lots of cold and rain, but it looks like from now on, things are going to be warmer and drier.

I've been quiet because I really have felt I haven't had much to say. Last month I finally made a decision on the new camera I wanted for my birthday and the photos in the last few posts are from that camera. It feels really good to be back using an SLR again and being able to use different lenses for different effects. I am still learning so much about this new camera and really enjoying it. Look forward to more photos...

In the meantime I've been busy with lots of catch-up/utility sewing projects. Like making new covers for the deck furniture and mending all kinds of things. I've started a new sewing project recently, but can't really show anything until it is finished, so you'll have to wait on that. In the meantime I'll be updating this blog with more photos and sketches. Stay tuned...