Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Magical Winter





























































Happy New Year to All!

Many more gorgeous winter landscapes from the top of our hill are on my husband John's blog

Gwen Buchanan at Desideratum in St. Martins, New Brunswick.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cat # 5

"And the Orange Cat Sits and Stares, Waiting... Waiting..."

"The time has come" the Walrus said, "to talk of many things,
 of shoes ~ and ships ~ and pretty birds before they're on the wing".
A Cat's spin on a Louis Carroll Quote 
 Approx. 5 " x  7",  conte chalk pastels in my sketchbook
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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Putting Up the Gutters, More Bead People

 A beauteous end of day reward overlooking the Bay of Fundy from up on the hill.

 At the Bench -The Bead People "Earrings" are still developing their personalities.

... and the tide has still been going in and out.. it is part way out here... well maybe 1/2 way out...  it usually comes all the way to the top of the beach when Full tide hits.  Lots of beach to share today and nobody but the 3 dogs to share it with.... so no leashes needed.. always a silver lining if we look hard enough.


 In late September we finally got around to putting eavestrough up on our house. yes, we are what you would call Guttering our house in St. Martins...

 and of course, we decided to do it ourselves.

 

 ...this part is ready for the piece that directs the water away from the house. 
In the background is the wood in the woodshed, that was put in in the spring.

 That makes us feel much better...  It wasn't hard but having to deal with the staging to get to the roof line at the top of the second floor was the hardest... but of course John thought that was no problem at all.  If it was left to me, I never would have been able to handle the staging. I can climb up though... carefully.

A full moon back in September rising while it was still light out..
 All the while these little Folk have been coming to life in the studio.

When a day ends like this, what more could you ask for.

 and other days we have visitors checking out the firepit... a mother and 2 young ones come out quite often ...
Then there are days when the mist changes everything... and the mystery of it is satisfying.

 
Another group have been sent on their way to find new homes under Christmas trees near and far.


Gwen Buchanan and John Ackerson, Desideratum Art Jewelry,  New Brunswick.