Saturday 30 June 2012

Nooks and Crannies in the Gardens

From afar they look deep in conversation

and getting closer you see that they are!
The work of Dawn McNutt

An Acadian house in the style of about 300 years ago

and then some surprising art

made with burs!
I know those things
they cling to everything
especially rusty pups

Rusty birds
my favourite

but on the other hand
there is nothing like a tree.

Friday 29 June 2012

The Centre of a Peony's World

In my life I have learnt
never to turn down the opportunity
to repeat experiences
And so we walked visitors through the Historic Gardens
This time around I noticed was
the showy peonies
and the centres of their little worlds

I don't 'do' flowers

not a flowery person

but my goodness me

surely there is something to stitch here!

Thursday 28 June 2012

We Met a Beautiful Cat and Walked a Mighty Beach

Are we sitting comfortably?
Then we'll begin

We walked this mighty beach

Here the lowlands behind the beach
are protected

by a mighty wall of stones

Some stones escape
and help form
beautiful gatherings of people shapes
down on the water-line

Wednesday 27 June 2012

South Shore Views

Reflections on a quiet sea

Looking over the salt marsh

Life cycle

And looking closer at the salt marsh
new life
in young black ducks
with their mother quacking instructions

The power of three

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Bits and Pieces of Older Work

Coming face to face
with my work
hanging in other people's homes
always takes me aback
especially when I've forgotten all about the piece!
Apologies for the photo quality
the light was bouncing around from many windows.

I've come across the sketchbook
drawings for this piece lately

and think I might take another look

Wonder how I would approach something
similar today

Details of another piece
of an osprey diving

with added spirals

and symbols of Venus

and Mars

plus a feather....kind of.

Monday 25 June 2012

That Was The Week That Was

One week in the life of a scratching

The cutest young raccoon wandered towards the bird feeders
in broad daylight

The young Blue Jays are screeching
at their mothers
for more and more food

Thursday was acrylics class again
we drew and struggled with perspective!
staying on the South Shore with best friend Chris
meant awakening to island vistas

Fourteen stitchers of quilts
Each one unique
each one an artist
gathered on Saturday
sharing and supporting each other
and our work 

Thursday 21 June 2012

Fundy Shore Tourist

Lobster boats left high and dry
at low tide

Anyone need a bike?

Playing king of the castle
on seaweed covered rock

When left high and dry boats are propped up
so they don't topple over

Sea birds float freely whether low or high tide

There's always rust to be found

A lobster fisherman needs mountains of traps

miles of strong sturdy rope
many a buoy

and of course rusty anchors

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Playing The Tourist

We play at being tourist guides
when friends visit
Habitation is a popular place
Every time we go I see or learn something new

This time I noticed
upside down waves on the canoe

this time I discovered the coveted felt hats
were made from beaver fur
Felt from fur!

Caskets filled with vital supplies
and some wine I expect

I could make good use of a leather bucket

Wouldn't mind this front door either!

A tepee stood outside the walls
and me thinks there is a design in there.