Another wonderful sunny day! It was a great day. I got to spend some time this morning with a beautiful soul!

We chatted about auras colours and she said mine were yellow and green.

Funny enough, hours later during a meditation, I was enveloped in yellow, followed by green and ending with purple. I could see yellow and green merging, intertwined, separate yet one.

For the painting of the day, I was guided to use a sponge and was drawn to yellow and…surprise…green!

Watercolour painting sponge effect yellow and green

047/365 Painting of the day 16 Feb 2019

Early this morning I peeked out the front window, happy to see a couple of evening grosbeaks at the feeder. Then one by one they arrived. I counted fourteen in all!

The photo of the day captures four males at the feeder which is bathed in the orange glow of the morning sunlight.

Photo four male grosbeaks at bird feeder
047/365 Photo of the day 16 Feb 2019


A lovely day today. It was cold. The sidwalks were ice and snow covered and difficult to navigate through, but all in all, it was a lovely day. I enjoyed the fresh air. I found it a little tough walking, but once I pulled my iPhone out and started to take photos, all thought of the conditions of the sidewalks slipped away and I just enjoyed the moment, the scenery and the fresh air.

It’s funny how the simple act of taking a picture changes your frame of mind, how you look at the world, at the space you’re in. For me, I see the beauty, the unique, the object standing out, screaming “capture me! capture me!”

This is what I captured:

photo of street light and sign for rue Vaudreuil in Hull, QC
037/365 Photo of the day
rue Vaudreuil, Hull QC
6 Feb 2019 ©WQuinn

I was in a spongy mood tonight:

Watercolour painting with a sponge, maybe, blue, green and beige
037/365 Painting of the day, 06 Feb 2019 CWQuinn


Tonight’s a quick one…almost didn’t post, but had all three done. Here we go: (I’m in sponge mode!)

watercolour sponge technique - yellow and beige
023/365 Painting of the day
23 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

The photo is a bit challenging. There are so many to choose from. It’s been snowing here, all day long! A beautiful winter wonderland. A took many photos of the snow, coming down.

wintery landscape of snow falling on a frozen river, covered in snow and surrounded by spruce and pine trees.
023/365 Photo of the day
Snow storm 23 Jan 2019
23 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn


I just may be finding my niche. In painting and photography. Although I’m trying new techniques and venturing out of my comfort zone, it’s nice to come back into it and do something I enjoy and am good at. I needed that today. Validation. Validation from me. No one else. Just me.

I enjoy blending colours on a canvas – or in this case, watercolour paper. I blend with sponges or brushes, depending on my mood. Today, it was a sponge. As I sat down to paint, I knew I wanted to work with blues and beiges.

This is the result:

watercolour painting with sponges, blues, browns, beiges.
022/365 Painting of the Day
Seaside seashells
22 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

My morning started with a gasp of delight as I looked out my bedroom window and saw the full(ish) moon setting over the field of fresh white snow, tinted red from the rising sun. I skipped out of my room to grab my camera, opened my bedroom window and took pictures!

This was followed by a flutter of bird activity on the veranda. They eating blissfully, me watching blissfully – with camera in hand. At one point, I opened the patio door, ever so slowly, ever so quietly, so I could take bird pictures without a pane of glass in the way. They all stayed put. Even the mourning dove, for a few seconds, which was all I needed to take her picture. And then she was off!

morning dove resting on deck rail
022/365 – Photo of the day
Mourning dove basking in sun on a cold January morning
22 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

It was a good day. Lots of sunshine, lots of creativity. A good day. 🙂