Sunday, April 30, 2017

April 28

April 28, 2017

At this time of year, faeries dance each evening in the maple bush.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 24

April 24, 2017

It seems there are no cheerless days this month. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 23

April 23, 2017

And then... the screen went blank.  So, 4 hours with Apple Support.  Crossing my fingers...

April 22

April 22, 2017

How dandy!
I thought last night was a dream.  When I went to check the shed this morning, all that was there was a can of paint. But this morning... look!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20

April 20, 2017

Every year I unearth treasures in my woods.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19

April 19

Someone was in my garage.  This was taken from the garage sale box in the night, and place on top on my septic tank.  I've officially dubbed her "Our Lady of the Septic".  She can stay there now.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17

April 17, 2017

There was laughter today throughout the forest.
It filled my heart.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 12

April 12, 2017

I went to bed early.  But, I couldn't sleep.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 11

April 11, 2017

I looked for it all day.  I finally gave up, and took myself out to dinner.

"Focus in on the color yellow tomorrow for good luck"

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

April 8

April 8, 2017

Last night...
I dreamt of my grandmother.  When I awoke, I knew where it would be today.  Her garden gnome stands at the edge of my woods.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 6

April 6, 2017

Spring Cleanup
I started by cleaning out my downspouts.
I couldn't believe my eyes.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5

April 5

Under the tarp
-6C last night.
I went to the woodpile to bring in a few logs.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4

April 4, 2017

This is where it was today.  Dangling over the melting snow.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 2

April 2, 2017

Okay, this is weird.  The dog barked at 5 a.m.  This was here on my back deck.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 1

IFJM 2017

It's International Fake Journal Month.  Pretend you're someone you're not.  Journal as that person for a month.  It's the brainchild of one of my favourite sketchbook artists, Roz Stendahl.  To find out about IFJM go here.  This year's theme is "Details Matter".

I'm going to try another kick at the can.  Last year's journal fell short 9 days early as real life got in the way of my fake life.  I still have plans to go back and complete it. This year, I aim to be less ambitious.  Less narrative, using media I've never really explored - gouache and brush pen.  I'll try and take minimal time and see what evolves. Come into the woods with me.

April 1, 2017
There's something in my woods.  I heard it tonight around dusk.  A rustling, then quick footsteps. Probably a skunk, or maybe a coyote.  I'll check it out tomorrow.