Saturday, 14 September 2019

A lovely rainy cloudy and coolish day! I love the cooler weather.

Today started off slow, spending time on the veranda with a tea, watching the birds and turkey. Then I filled the bird feeders and took pics of the garden and this slug who was eating an orange slice.

Slug on a slice of orange on grass
257/365 Photo of the day, 14 September 2019 © WQuinn

Next on my list was to declutter my bedroom and change it around. As I was moving my bed (which is a challenge as my room is small and there’s not much room to spare as you’re swinging it around!) the carpet lifted…quite a bit. Now it’s an old carpet that’s seen better days and I’ve been toying with taking it out and getting an area carpet. So… perfect opportunity!

I like the end result, although it echoes a little, it will be great!

Tonight’s painting was a challenge as I’m pooped from moving heavy furniture around but, if nothing else, I’m committed to this project.

Watercolour painting landscape sky, bush, water, birds reflecting in water
257/365 Painting of the day, 14 September 2019 © WQuinn


Friday, 13 September 2019

Don’t have much to say today. It was a cool windy day with lots of sunshine. Another sunflower opened up in the garden.

Back of sunflower
256/365 Photo of the day, 13 September 2019, © WQuinn


I had this idea of painting a tree for every season, all on the same canvas.

Watercolour painting four trees one for each season, spring, summer autumn, winter
256/365 Painting of the day, 13 September 2019, © WQuinn


It didn’t quite turn out as I had planned so may try again.

Interesting that I’ve been painting for three seasons now. Autumn is just around the corner!

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, 12 Sep 2019

What a glorious end of summer day. 21°C and sunny!

The only thing I like about getting up before the sun is this… watching the sunrise.

Landscape sunrise
255/365 Sunrise, 12 Sep 2019 © WQuinn
Watercolour painting landscape pasture fenced in
255/365 Painting of the day, 12 Sep 2019 © WQuinn

I had a lovely dinner with my Mom, nephews ad sister-in-law followed by a visit to Chapters! A great way to end a beautiful day.

See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

My thoughts are on two towers today. A landscape, a people, a nation forever changed. From every disaster comes good. From every forest fire, new growth. From chaos comes clarity and change for the better.

So much has changed and so much hasn’t. But there is one constant and that’s love. Love will always win. Love is always the answer. Sometimes you’ve got to dig deep to find it but it’s always worth it.

On our way home from work this evening, we stopped by a nature trail near home and went for a walk. I could feel the layers of emotional baggage peel away the further into the forest we went. It was cleansing, healing and uplifting…and no sneezing!

Church steeple in the distance framed by tree leaves
254/365 Photo of the day, 11 September 2019 © WQuinn

I find it interesting I painted trees this afternoon for my painting of the day then I stop at a nature trail after work to walk through a forest…just saying. 😉

So, back to the painting. Three trees, three seasons…not sure why I didn’t add Spring…

Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Watercolour painting three trees: summer, autumn and winter
254/365 Painting of the day, 11 September 2019 © WQuinn