Friday, October 15, 2010

A HodgePodge Of This And That

Well Hello!  Ok.... I am trying to keep everything that's still with me in the garden going.  I got this same way last year, where I started to feel a little blue about losing my flowers, blooming trees, shrubs, etc.  I love watching all the leaves fall, but feel a wee bit melancholy about winter coming on.  I sort of go into a kind of denial about the eventual freeze that will leave everything laying over wilted, soggy, and gone for the year.  I continue to water, prune, and deadhead my little ones as though it's still the middle of summer.  You may remember a recent post about Ms. Toad.... now known as Pansy because I believe she (?) has moved into my pansies for the winter.... well, she made an appearance the other morning.......
She spent most of the day in that spot contemplating whatever toads contemplate about.  I checked on her frequently, and eventually she dug back down until I could see only the her eyes peering up. 

Besides garden brooding, I've been working on my drawing.  You may remember that I started a class this summer, and was happy to report that I had drawn a passable eye.  Well.... I've been working on an entire face.  You may be able (hopefully) to recognize the subject of this portrait.
Yes, its Albert, or Mr. E=MCsquared..... I actually had a lot of fun with this, and tomorrow am starting a pastels class.  We'll be doing an English robin.  Finally some color!
I'm still working on bags.  This is my latest.  I really enjoyed working with neutrals and black.  Below is the back view (where I concentrated most of my design).
I guess that's about it here at the doorstep.  Thank you for taking time to read this little hodgepodge of stuff going on in my world here at the end of the lane.  Looking forward to another lovely weekend, and hope you're able to do the same.
Oh... once again... can't say "thank you" enough for leaving all the lovely comments about the magazine thing.  But I will..... THANK YOU!


Unknown said...

G'eve D ~ What a fabulous drawing! Be anxious to see where you go with pastels!

Miss Pansy is no doubt nestling ... pretty spot to 'plant' herself. Chuckle!

Have a beautiful week.
G'day precious Sandi ~ And, what a joy will fill your eyes & heart when they poke their wee heads thru from beneath the snows in spring.

They are beautiful ...

Have a great weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Cathy G. said...

Wow Dulcy,
Your drawing is marvelous! You have a gift and it is so good to see you expressing it in rug hooking as well as drawing. What an inspiration you are dear girl! Love seeing all your projects and I so appreciate you taking time to share them here!
Cathy g

Julia said...

Wow Dulcy, you really captured Einstein's image. you are a very talented lady. Have agreat weekend. JB

summersundays-jw said...

Your drawing is wonderful as is your new purse. My flowers have kind of gone by the wayside but I'm still getting some vegies. I'm sure that first freeze is drawing near. Maybe we'll have one of those nice, mild winters. Have a great weekend. Jan

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Dulcy what a sweet toad she is! And she chose the very best spot. I will have to remind myself to ask you how you care for your pansies next spring. Mine always get so "leggy" even though I dead head assiduously.
You drawing of Mr. Unified Theory is wonderful, you definitely have a natural talent and ability for portraiture! Have a great weekend...
Tina xo

ShabbySheep said...

My gosh Dulcy, how many lessons did you have? You have so much natural talent inside of you. I've signed up for a drawing class with Alicia Farris at The Creamery. Four, two hour lessons. Is this by chance the teacher you had? I hope so!!
Love your latest bag too. I love black too. They say in home decorating you're supposed to have one black item in every room!?!?!

Relyn Lawson said...

I find it kind of a sad commentary on the busy-ness of life when I can catch up with you more on your blog than when we teach across the hall from each other. SHEESH! I miss you!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I feel exactly the same way
with my tender flowers
...coaxing them along
as if October skies will
continue to bake them warm
every afternoon.
And they seem especially
brilliant and rewarding now.
Dulcy, your drawing is
You are a wonder:)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Very cute bag Dulcy! <3

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am delighted to see you have added another girl to your mix ~ Pansy, of course, what a great name. I have darling sophie in my lap right now. Her little head is up here making sure I type all of my letters right. Heide girl is outside walking along the deck rail with the leaves falling around her ~ beautiful. This post is so you trying to nurture the still blooming flowers, not letting any just fall by the wayside for lack of caring.
Blessings ~ Kt