Monday, 30 September 2019

Goodbye September…it’s been grand!

A cloudy and cool morning. Was so happy to see the sun in the afternoon. Went for a walk around my garden. Most of the sunflowers are bent over, thistles are going to seed. Nice to see some flowers still blooming. Marigolds, black eyed susans, impatience and petunias and this cute one I don’t recall seeing before:

Red flower with four petals
© WQuinn 2019

The bees and wasps are spending lots of time on the thistles which is tonight’s photo:

Bee on a purple thistle
273/365 Photo of the day, 30 September 2019, © WQuinn

Tonight’s painting is inspired by an acrylic painting I did years ago:

Watercolour painting of a sunflower and an acrylic on canvas of a sunflower
273/365 Painting of the day, 30 September 2019, © WQuinn


Saturday, 28 September 2019

I volunteered for a couple of hours today at a genealogical conference. I forgot how good it feels to be amongst like minded people. It also gave me a push to get back into researching. I cancelled my ancestry subscription in early spring. A few days ago I got back to editing my family tree book. Slowly I’m getting back. It can be a time consuming hobby though!

So when I got home, I renewed ancestry for a month and got working. Before I knew it, the sun was setting but I had downloaded twenty or so new records.

I took this photo just after I got home. I’m loving the moody skies tonight!

Photo landscape dark clouds over grey clouds with field and farm in shot
271/365 Photo of the day, 28 September 2019 © WQuinn


And today’s painting:

Watercolor painting landscape fall trees
271/365 Painting of the day, 28 September 2019 © WQuinn


Friday, 27 September 2019

A lovely autumn day!

Landscape sunrise over backyard and river
270/365 Photo of the day, 27 September 2019 © WQuinn

Ive been working on an infographic all week and having a hard time getting the design just right. I printed all the versions, laid them at my feet while I sat on the veranda, sipping a tea, listening to the birds, enjoying nature. I had a good look at them all, picked out what wokred and what didn’t, then went back to my first design. What was it the client didn’t lik about it. Why don’t I like the changes i made….

Then I saw it! The solution. I grabbed the papers up, tea in hand I rushed to my laptop before the inspiration floated off and began redesigning it.

Success! I like it. My client likes it. Win win. That’s the power of nature!

A busy day was followed by a little joyful painting

Watercolour painting sunflower
270/365 Painting of the day, 27 September 2019 © WQuinn