Wednesday, June 18, 2014


I'm sitting watching the last colours of a beautiful day fading into evening. There are gum trees surrounding the garden here and at this time of the night they are lit up by the last rays of the sun, the trunks and limbs glowing with golden warmth. Then as that fades the hill that sits at the back of our little town is hit by the golden light too. And then comes the gloaming, that lovely word...when it is neither day or night. 
I'm starting to see a little progress with my creativity, not much but some! I've finished a sketchy painting, a watercolour of quinces that I began ages ago. It has sat there on my bench, with lots of fifteen minutes of glazing going on to get the depth of colour I wanted. It is a good feeling when you think, that is enough.

The beginning...

and the finished!

A birthday card or two for my June birthday friends. Just one for you...

And a beanie for a wee little girl, actually one of three....

I have also been working on my afghan rug, it is a long standing project but at last it is nearly long enough, maybe a photo next post! If only I had used a bigger hook! If I had worked it more loosely I think it would have been better...
Hope to be back sooner! 


  1. The poppies are beautiful.

    1. Thankyou Rachel for your compliment! Hope you're feeling back to normal soon, Mrs A

  2. Hello dear Aubrey! Lovely to hear from you. Lovw your paintings...the quinces are great. I love the colours but I have to say the poppies are stunning! I love that loose relaxed feel and the colour. Lucky friends! I'm feeling a bit bereft now the Bs are on another continent but Kate and are going to Skype so next time you visit we can say hello! Big hugs to you xxxx