Winter this year has been moody, but generally mild. My deck plants are all in the guest room for the winter, and as usual are blooming. The upstairs is heavy with the perfume of blooming citrus trees.
Watercolors still mystify me. Every time I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, I realize that color mixing is still so, so far outside my comfort zone. I mean, mixing red, blue and yellow to get brown, on purpose. I haven’t done that outside my color wheel project yet. I need to carry my… Continue reading Zebra
I bought an orchid at the grocery store awhile back. I’m fairly certain it was last winter, actually. I enjoyed its flowers, and have dumped a splash of water on it roughly once a week ever since. It put out 4 more leaves, and then a few weeks ago started sprouting buds. It’s been so… Continue reading Orchids
Windy day, freshly brushed mane…
Every week or so the Mice come to ride Midas. He is now thoroughly and completely desensitized to high voices and powerful lungs that exuberantly greet him from a distance. He’s also adjusted pretty well to being hugged–though I think it still bewilders him a bit. He is accustomed to children jumping away when he… Continue reading Mice and Midas
I’ve never really ventured into the world of patterns before, what do you think? Can you believe it, you can buy my art on a bathmat. Wish it went with the colors in my house! You can find a variety of pillows and stationary at my Society6 shop, and slightly different selection of housewares and stationary at… Continue reading Field of Roses
Originally published in 2014 on my other blog. This spring and summer I rode my burly foxhunter, Midas, through fields performing the one-rein stop every 10 steps or so in order to, 1) learn the thing, and 2) not be bolted with. Now we have pretty well mastered the maneuver as taught by Clinton Anderson… Continue reading Why the one-rein stop is great