Beautiful Morning in Quebec Day

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When our oldest son & his wife got married a few years ago, the wedding was in MONTEBELLO, QUÉBEC…and it was beautiful! I did this painting from a photo I took of the gate to the road going to the chapel…I always love the colors of the morning…and this morning was no exception: purples, pinks and blues…with the tiny crisp yellows and …


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Here’s the plan: Everyday this May I am going to post an older illustration that I have done, and mention what it was for, and the issues that I had with it. I hope you don’t mind my reminiscing. (If you are subscribed to the newsletter, don’t worry, you’ll still only receive the newsletter on Saturday like usual; so I …

Draw A Chick

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Remember the other day when I told you that I sent my grandsons magnifying glasses and a book? If not: see this post. And I said that I’d let you know how it worked out…whether they found it interesting or not. Well, it has been decided. It is a winner for the 6 year old. And well, the two younger …

Squares, Circles, Rectangles etc.

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What can you do with squares, triangles, rectangles & circles? Well, lots & lots of things, but today a CASTLE… One of our favorite places to visit is between New York and Ontario, on the Saint Lawrence River:  Thousand Islands.  A few years ago we took an amazing boat ride from Gananoque, Ontario to see hundreds of islands and during that …

Wow! What a ride!

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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming— “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

Can you name 26 bugs? Drawing a Northern Walking Stick

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I have been working on The ABCs of Interesting Bugs! I drew & painted a not-quite-realistic bug (or insect) for every letter of the alphabet. Certainly nowhere near a scientific study…just a fun set of colorful whimsical bugs. Anyway, here is what the ABC poster looks like  (it is available sized for a nursery or classroom wall: 12”x 36”)  Whimsical …

Magnifying Glasses

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This past week, my husband and I bought these cool magnifying glasses for our three oldest grandsons.  They live nearly 5000 miles away in Kiev, Ukraine; and the only way we could do some fun activities with them would be on SKYPE. So we had to think a bit before we shipped them off. We considered making a WHERE’S WALDO …