Sunday, November 6, 2011


I found these moths on the window sill of my new cottage. They were too beautiful to just throw out. I had to photograph them first.

Animal totems, another favourite subject of mine...

As a creature of the night, and by her navigational devices, we see the moth is highly influenced by the power of the moon. This aspect ties in with animal symbolism of intuition, and psychic awareness.

More on moths as totems here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Art Every Day #2

Making mandalas is one of my fave things to do. I found this super-useful tut over at Earth Mandalas and fell in love with them straight away.

I used this pic and photoshop to make this Palm Mandala. I love how their spikey green leaves look exotic against a blue sky. They always have this lazy holiday feel to them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Art Every Day Month 2011

I've wanted to participate in a 365 type-project but there's no guarantee that I'll stick to it. I saw AEDM and remembered how sorry I've been in previous years to have 'missed out.'

I know I'll be enjoying my camera again soon, now that I've finally moved. The settling in part is taking longer than expected though...

I can't actually believe I'm here *pinch* Living in the country again. With my horse munching grass in the barn, my dogs sleeping on the couch. This is country living :)

So, to kick off a rather rushed start to Art Every Day Month 2011... this is Velvette in the gorgeous afternoon light. The sun was setting when my Lab plonked herself down and smiled when I mentioned the 'S' word (SWIM) - one of her favourite things.