What’s in a Dot? An Art Prompt

Scribble Picnic: Fill in the Blank Mr Michael at #ScribblePicnic gave a very usual prompt this time. It was called “Fill in the Blank”. Take a look below. We were to take this exact shape and size (we could turn it around and change the colour) and incorporate it into a picture. Since Canada 150… Continue reading What’s in a Dot? An Art Prompt

Tadeo Turtle enjoys a delicious piece of watermelon

Scribble Picnic: Watermelon This week for #ScribblePicnic the prompt is watermelon. That is a savoury treat for this time of year. Since I have seen so many pictures of turtles snacking on watermelons I couldn’t resist putting my little Tadeo in this week’s picture. Here he is enjoying his juicy watermelon treat. Tadeo Turtle was… Continue reading Tadeo Turtle enjoys a delicious piece of watermelon

Did the Fox Make a Wise Decision?

A Fox – Scribble Picnic Another week with not much time to paint. But I did do a sketch of this week’s prompt – a fox. We have seen a red fox a number of times in our backyard here in Haliburton, but never in time to snap a picture. In my sketch I thought… Continue reading Did the Fox Make a Wise Decision?

Memories from Jars

Jars – Scribble Picnic Today the prompt for #Scribblepicnic is JARS. I checked the definition of jar, as most people would probably think of a glass jar. Jar: a wide-mouthed, cylindrical container made of glass or pottery, especially one used for storing food. Synonyms: container, pot, crock, receptacle, cookie jar, mason jar, ginger jar  … Continue reading Memories from Jars

Why I love the delightful songs of a bird in spring?

Bird – Scribble Picnic It’s Scribble Picnic time again. This week prompt is BIRD. With spring finally arriving here in the Highlands it’s an appropriate time to thing of our feathered friends. I have painted birds before so at the end of this post I will give a gallery of some of my earlier paintings… Continue reading Why I love the delightful songs of a bird in spring?

Are Letters Becoming a Lost Art?

Letters – Scribble Picnic There are so many stories about letters that I couldn’t decide at first. After mulling this around I decided on the emotional ones. My Dad and Mom met in 1945 on a blind date in November. By the end of December they were engaged and married in April 1946. My Dad,… Continue reading Are Letters Becoming a Lost Art?

I Desperately Love to Read Books

Scribble Picnic: Books Oh that is such a good word for this week’s Scribble PIcnic. I love love books. For that reason, I have had to pare down all the books I had on my shelves or I would be overrun with them. I keep the ones I have written in and give the rest to… Continue reading I Desperately Love to Read Books

Potted Plant – Scribble Picnic

Our prompt from #ScribblePicnic this week is Potted Plant. I had been given a lovely lily plant by the people who stayed in our home over the winter. I had taken its picture. Alas, the lily is no longer with us. It bloomed beautifully – then nothing. So into the garbage it went. So sad.… Continue reading Potted Plant – Scribble Picnic

Door – Scribble Picnic

The prompt this week is door for #ScribblePicnic. I hadn’t picked up a paint brush and my watercolour for a long time. Not since I finished the last picture for I Remember – The Seasons. It was good to get back into it. I enjoyed the process again. Now I should be ready to start… Continue reading Door – Scribble Picnic

Trees – Scribble Picnic

We arrived home from Arizona in the early days of April. Trees dot our landscape, both evergreen and deciduous. The prompt this week on #ScribblePicnic is TREES. Perfect. We live about 3 hours north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Snow still lay in the bush for the first few days after our arrival and in  piles… Continue reading Trees – Scribble Picnic