Showing posts with label Blogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogs. Show all posts

24 May 2016

Drawing From Nature

May 24, 2016

A new to me wildflower. I think it's Bellwort.

What a wonderful weekend. Needless to say I was out and about admiring all the new growth.  Just  look at those greens! I recently read that nature walks are one of the best things to do for your health.  Apparently being out in nature decreases stress and is instrumental for sound mental health and overall well-being. I wanted to say: really? I mean really! To me that is self evident. (Although I have met people who absolutely detest leaving the sanctity of their homes and gardens and they are well and happy souls.) Speaking of gardens, they are another refuge...a sanctuary in the midst of it all.  It must boil down to what ever makes your heart sing. For me, that can be nurturing a house plant too, but I do love to take a walk in the woods. It renews and invigorates and, for me, is absolutely essential.

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Last year on a walk through the marsh I met a grandfather (?) with a teenage girl who was boo hooing profusely about the bugs, (where where they?) the heat ( it was hot) and on and on it went. Secretly, I send her a message of good will, hoping that if she calmed down enough she might notice something to appreciate...something to pique her sense of curiosity and wonder.  Of course, I also wanted to say crease and desist, but I thought, as the fussing increased long after I should have been out of ear shot, that just might take a village.  ;)

Wild geranium
Violets
 A fungus surrounded by Solomon's Seal

Sketches...

Now and then I randomly decorate a few of my shoppe order envelopes.
Walking Fern. Difficult to tell which end is which. They creep along the ground.
I hope to paint these two soon.

Lately my ipad often refuses to let me leave a message on your blogs, and sometimes it's difficult to tell, especially if you have comment moderation on.  So if you haven't heard from me in awhile it's not because I haven't been trying. (I've used my other computer recently.)  What's surprising is that it doesn't seem have much of a problem if I try and post a comment on WordPress...what's up with that?  

 Enjoy the week...










25 Jan 2015

Grow Your Blog

Hi my name is Dixie. Welcome to my blog! I'd like to thank all of those who are participating in the Grow Your Blog party, and my wonderful, much appreciated, weekly/monthly readers for visiting! And a very special thank you to Vicki for hosting the event.

Originally, I thought I'd use my blog to share some of my writing. ( If you wish, you can click the short story tab to read a story.) However, I soon discovered that a blog post amounts to a published piece of writing, so I decided to expand and share my knitting projects, my love of books, nature pics, my drawings/paintings, and other things that I enjoy, or I am curious about, or that I find interesting.  For me, blogging has been, and continues to be, a great learning experience and a fun journey.  And I've been lucky to meet and share the experience with some wonderful folks!

Do have a look around; feel free to stay as long as you wish, and please visit, again, anytime.

O, yes and there's a  *giveaway.*  It's open to old and new readers.  Actually ~ everyone, anywhere!  To enter see the details at the end of the post.
Two shawls that I finished knitting in 2014.


Also finished in 2014 ~ a Christmas bird painting and my personal favourite ~ a lady slipper drawing.

* To enter the giveaway for the original watercolour card pictured below, please leave a comment
 with your contact information. The winner will be chosen on Feb. 15, 2015.  Only one comment per person, please. 
 ~ The giveaway does not transfer reproduction rights.

 Good luck!   





24 Apr 2014

Year One ~ Reflections

Celebrator fare:  green tea and French Madelines.

I can't believe it! One year has passed since I started blogging. Although the time has flown by, in the beginning, like most new bloggers, I agonized over every post; but I am glad I took the leap because I've learned a lot and I've met some fabulous folks.

Not that I wasn't looking before, but this year, in particular, I've wandered across so many beautiful blogs that I really enjoy reading. Thank you bloggers!  


Finally, my hat goes off to those bloggers who post informative posts everyday or nearly everyday, with great pictures and content and still care about and find time to stop by to visit the new kids on the block. Long may you run!





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