Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1/1/13 page in my 'daily book' ~ watercolors, rapid-o-sketch pen and graphite

i'm peeking in, wishing you all the happiest of new years...   and i'd like to say 'thank you' to everyone who visits this blog, for your support and kind words; and a *double thank you* to all of you whose blogs i read;   with just one click you inspire me, make me smile, or teach me new things - thank you for that!

it's been a snowy, quiet few weeks...  some days i've felt tremendously insightful and inspired, others i've felt like amelia here, who's resorted to rooting around in the trash bag under my art table to stave off cabin fever.  

but for three days now we've had sun, and the days are getting longer! 

i took a bunch of pictures like this yesterday.  that blue...  i decided that the caran d'ache 'sky blue' was really quite accurate.

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watercolors, graphite and colored pencil in my daily book

The act of painting is about one heart telling another heart where he found salvation. 

~ Ai Weiwei


  1. Thank YOU, dear Lynne, happy New Year!
    Wonderful page of the very first of 1.1.13... very pretty drawing and that quote... so true... so perfect.

    x Ariane.

  2. Happy New Year Lynne! :)

  3. misty eyes over that weiwei quote...
    so glad you got some sunshine... it was a sunny new year day for us, so nice ... looking for more, greedy girl that i am... but the days are getting longer and spring will soon be upon us... : ) xxooxxoo

  4. Happy New year Lynne!That quote is the best ever and I love the rabbit, so wonderful. Glad you have some sun, we have sun too, but too cold to go out even if I have to. Brrrrrrr. xoxo

  5. Thanks for popping up, Lynne - we (Flossy and I)are grateful for the new year with its promise of fresh starts and continuing projects. Happy day in the sunshine to you - That Blue, indeed! xxoo, sus

  6. this is a beautiful quote dear friend...and the snow makes me want to stay in stitch at a time. Peace, mary helen fernandez Stewart

  7. A sweet post. :) I wish you much happiness and a lovely arty new year Lynne!
    Jess xx

  8. Happy New Year Miss Lynne! *smiles* Norma, x

  9. THANK YOU!! LYnne - I have never left this spot in cyberspace uninspired! love this little oasis and it has become a permanent part of my world - the very best to you in this brand new year - it's waiting for all of us with its gifts xoxo

  10. happy new year to you, too! i love your teacup and sentiment - it makes one want to pause and really think about how wonderful life is.

  11. greetings in the new year lynn - and all the fine wee folks that will be added as residence in your garden

  12. Love all the snow shots, i'd be the one lounging in that chair and lovin' every second of it. Your sweet little paintings always, always make me feel good inside. I'm quite taken with your superhero bunny, too adorable. I'm so pleased to have gotten to know you through your blog these past few years as you also inspire me to keep creating and sharing it with the world. I can think of no better gift to one another in a world that often sees more heartache than it should, art is a gentle gift for the soul and heart and I am so very grateful for those gifts.

  13. This certainly is perfect, and ever so charming- I love it.
    Happy New Joyful year to you.

  14. That quote is just wonderful!!! and have already recorded it in my journal (like so many of the quotes I read on your blog).

    That deck chair sitting in the snowy sunshine...that made me smile. I love when the days begin to get longer...your spirits lift.

    Love visiting this beautiful and inspirational blog.

    Jacky xox

  15. omg i love that Weiwei quote... it's going on my wall. THANK YOU. Happy new year to you Lynne - you are one of these people who's blog always inspires me. i look forward to visiting here often in 2013. xox

  16. you didn't make anything with the kitty in the art box?? nearly missed him (her)!

    love both these pieces. Super bunny totally wins my heart! and how I need to be reminded that everything is perfect!! love the quote.

    yes, we've even had a bit of snow and tons of frost the last few days. The mountain tops are beautiful and snowy in the distance. And the sun is a welcome visitor!

  17. hello ms. Lynne,

    so glad you are getting blue skies mixed with gray snowy ones. i love that light amongst it all!

    you bunny is so cute, as is your kitty.

    love that last quote too.

    so lovely to see/feel you through your post.

    wishing you a 2013 that feels wonderful to you~

  18. Your Caran d'Arche comment is spot on! And your photos are beautiful. Here's to spring and the end of cabin fever.

    Love to read your post and see the personal and unique art you create. You are inspiring.

    Happy New Year!

  19. Happy new year Lynne love super bunny lol bet he likes his cloak ... loved your christmas post Imagine says it all and loved that u had the replys turned off ... no need for words after reading it , just perfect ...

    big hugz Bev

  20. What beauty you create and inspiration you provide. Best wishes for 2013

  21. Inspiration and health and happiness and every good thing for you this new year!

  22. Oh!!! How wonderful to see this new post with these lovely and joyful paintings-the little caped fellow looks kind of sheepish to me! And your chair out in the sunny snow. It is so cold!!! But the days are getting longer, my house is quiet and I am ready for the new year. Thank you for all your inspiration... and Happy New Year to you, lovely friend...

  23. Hi Lynne, nice to have you back! All that snow looks sooooo good. We are in the midst of a heatwave in the southern states of the land downunder. HOT HOT HOT
    Happy, creative New Year to you, and all your Bloggy Pals. ox

  24. Happiness, love, joy, and peace to you, dear Lynne, all the days of this new year.

  25. Wishing you good things for 2013!

  26. And thank you for continuing to share all your good thoughts and beautiful art which always makes me feel good.
    Happy 2013!

  27. powerful, beautiful words and wonderful insights. i like the first saying alot at the moment!
    so happy to be able to come find you here, and your comment truely surprised me. thank you.
    i wish you a year of all that is in this post!

  28. I am ALWAYS inspired by you Lynne. I love this post and the art and photos in it.

    Tell Amelia that Bean says hello and he understands cabin fever very well. He is downright grumpy in the winter time when it's too cold to stay out.


  29. Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2013 Lynne. I hope the year brings to you all that you hope for!

  30. A Big Blessing to you in the New Year!

    And many of these warm, cups of brewing love. The trees and the color and the light are magnificent.