23 November 2014

Harvest Moon Original Painting

"Harvest Moon" - Original watercolor painting

 I added a new painting to my online shop this weekend. I know snow is still on the ground, but my mind kept going back and forth between autumn and winter - I love the colours and the 'vividness' of autumn. And nothing says that more than a large, illuminating harvest moon.


It is also featured in my 2015 calendar!


Quantities of the calendar are limited, so get yours now before they're all gone!

19 November 2014

New winter art prints!

"Winter Robins" - Watercolour Art Print
I'm excited to be offering two new art prints in my online shop, Jellybeans, just in time for the holiday season! Winter Robins and Goldfinch Frost at my newest additions to the print side of my shop.
"Goldfinch Frost" - Watercolour Art Print
Even though they are winter-themed, the colours are just so lovely that they would make a beautiful wall display all year round. Blues go with all sort of colours, making is very versatile for room decoration :)

18 November 2014

First Snow Day

Chewie is now about 14 weeks, and got to experience snow for the first time! He wasn't as super excited as I thought he would be. I thought he would be trying to catch all the snowflakes and walk funny in the snow. Instead, he does like to catch snowballs - and then proceed to chew on them. He also enjoys digging his head in the deeper snow and running after leaves and such blowing across the snow.


He is growing into quite the handsome fellow. His face has a lot more definition to it, and his body is definitely getting longer and thicker. He still has his puppy fur and his razor sharp puppy teeth - we cannot wait for those to fall out!

His new antics and ever developing personality keep us smiling - his new ability to chase (and catch!) his tail, and his skill at chewing on his now longer and floppier ears. He's so friendly and sweet to everyone. I'd like to say he's a perfect angel, but he still gets into everything. But with a face like his, it's hard to stay mad at him - you just want to cuddle!

18 October 2014


Adjusting to life with Chewie has been interesting to say the least :) He is super cute and is definitely keeping up on our toes! 2 am baths because puppy ate the cat food, and it didn't settle right? Yup! That happened...there is a reason puppies are so adorable ;)

He's already made friends with Maverick, our neighbours pooch, and loves visiting him. Maverick is such a well behaved dog, that he's the perfect role model for him. 

Oreo, on the other hand, is going to take a bit longer to adjust I think. Some days I think they are coming around, and other days they take a couple steps back. But it's still early days, so hopefully in the future they can at least have some sort of truce. 

09 October 2014

Say Hello To Chewie

I want everyone to say 'Hello' to Chewie.  I know you got a sneak peak yesterday, but he got all zonked out from our walk yesterday and I was able to get super close with my camera and not have him move or try to lick it.

As mentioned yesterday, he's a Bernese Mountain dog. He's going to be massive - one source said males can get up to 120lb. We wanted a larger dog, and when we talked about it - it was always about the larger breeds. I never thought James would surprise me with a puppy though! He picked a good breed, I'm so very happy!

You can see how massive his paws are - a sure sign that he's got a lot of growing up to do. 

He is a pretty chill puppy. We take him out for a short walk - which he just tries to sit and lie down for half of it, and then he sleeps for a couple hours. Below you see him leaning against a tree after walking half a block. He's just a puppy, so we will build up these walks more with time.

He's a super smart puppy. He can already recognize when we get back on 'his' street. He just starts running (after resisting the walk the whole way lol) - first to our neighbours who have a Retriever dog that he has already played with. And then to our front door. He is also already going to the back door to be let out when he's ready to go 'potty'. 

08 October 2014

Big News!! Big!!

So I had all intentions of posting some more paintings this weekend - but something big happened. See that cutie pie up there - yup, he happened. James surprised me with a new puppy - Chewie, short for Chewbacca. (Look at those huge paws!!!) But then more and even more exciting happened...

THIS HAPPENED!!! It couldn't have been more perfect, and of course I said yes!

So this weekend was an eventful one, and now we are chasing a little (going to be huge) Bernese Mountain Dog around our house. So two big, big changes. Happy, happy times ahead!!! :D

05 October 2014

Painting Progress III: White Cloud Island

Another update on my, very large, commission. It doesn't look like too much was done, but more transparent layers were added to the islands, as well as the water and lower foliage started. You can see my 'mock' watercolour painting on the floor to the left - so, so tiny in comparison! 

An up close picture of all the layers in the islands. So beautifully colourful. I can't wait to be done and apply the final clear finishing product to it - it will make those colours so lusciously rich!

For those wondering the brand of paints I am working with - it's a mishmash of everything :) I've purchased acrylic paint tubes based on certain attributes that I am go after at that moment: transparent vs. solid, ect. So you end up with a couple brands after awhile. I figure since they are all artist's quality with wonderful light fastness ratings, it's not a huge deal :)