painting & gardening

I've been painting a lot lately, and yesterday I did the biggest gardening effort of the year! We have a huge weed patch with Jasmine and lots of other creeping goodies like that, and I've pulled so much out! I wish I'd taken a before photo so I could feel good about how much I've done.

I also planted Sage and Chives (garlic!) and Parsley seedlings that have been growing like mad in my garden. I was speaking to a friend about Sage, she said she's been cooking heaps with it lately and has been having very vivid dreams. (This may have inspired my purchase a little...) I also like the idea of cooking with Sage, it feels so old-worldish, like living in a little cottage on the moors in Scotland or something.

Apart from this, as I said, I have been painting a lot which is fun!!! I am painting chickens right now, as you do.

Ps... I was going to call this post 'Sage & Chickens' but I thought it sounded like a recipe and I'm too vegetarian to allow that.

it's been awhile...

But I am back! And set for some excellent new art... paintings!

I have been painting for a little while (a few years... 10 or so), but have finally developed some art of sufficient cuteness for my store.

Magic bear - original painting with paint and ink. 6 x 8 inches or 15.5 x 20.5 cm
Lovely bear! I wish I had stars in my garden. Available now in my shop.

Cabbage moth - original painting, 7" x 9".
I think she should have a more suitable name, but that's what she is. Coming over the next few days to my store.

I've also been selling at Corky Saint Clair, lots of new stuff there. I've been working on some lovely felt badges, rabbits and carrots and jellyfish. Mostly painting though, I have a few I'm very excited about!