A Whirlwind Trip

I’ve been so busy these past couple of weeks, that the time has just flashed past . . . and once again I am falling behind in my posting here.

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DSC 140 – from imagination – graphite in 5.5″ x 8.5″ Stillman & Birn Alphas series sketchbook.

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A Milestone!

Yesterday was my 35th wedding anniversary! 🙂 I guess in today’s world, Hubby and I are a bit of a rarity. My best girlfriend (who was also my maid of honour — and has been married as many years as me) teased me about my 35 years of wedded “bliss”! We had a pretty good […]

It's A Wonderful Life!

It’s been another super busy week, but again somehow I’ve managed to keep up with my daily sketching, and am even on time with my Monday blog post for a change! Yay!

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As I mentioned in my last post, I was down to the last two pages of my Strathmore […]

I Love What Is!

Hi again. To those of you who have been following my sketch posts and encouraging me with your comments, either here or on Facebook, thank you!! Knowing that even just a few people actually take the time to read what I write here and/or enjoy my sketches enough to comment is very encouraging to me, […]

Time Flies!

Wow! I really don’t know how time slips away from me like it does! It seems like I just posted yesterday . . . yet here it is, over a week later! So, without any further time wasting, here are my sketches up til last weekend!

I’ve really been in the mood to do faces […]

Night At The Museum: Whales and Wolves and Dinosaurs, Oh My!

Last night was the new official Urban Sketchers Ottawa first sketch crawl! There have been other sketch crawl events by this group, but this was the first one as an officially recognized Urban Sketcher Regional Chapter, which was very exciting! And what a night it turned out to be! Record numbers of sketchers turned out […]

Welcome 2016!

Welcome, welcome, welcome 2016! It’s so exciting to have a brand new year just lying in wait for me to discover! A clean slate awaits with 366 magnificent fresh starts, each with opportunities to explore, to grow, to do good, to get it right! Yes, undoubtedly I will stumble along the way, and maybe even […]

Sketching at the Museum

It was -30 something C yesterday (translation? It was FREAKING cold out!) and so, for our second sketching venture, the newly formed Ottawa Urban Sketchers planned another indoor sketching date and headed out to a local museum. Housed in the Victoria Memorial Museum Building – a stunningly beautiful Gothic Revival style stone building – the […]

Plein Air Adventures

Had an extremely enjoyable and very much needed relaxing “me day” yesterday. It was gorgeous fall weather here, not too warm and not too cold, and beautifully sunny, so I packed up my watercolours, brushes, pencils, sketchbook and camp stool and headed out with an artist friend to do some plein air painting and sketching. […]