November Free Calendar

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Hello!  I’m excited about this beautiful time of year – I love Thanksgiving and it’s my birthday month and my wonderful sister and darling nieces are coming to visit from Oaklahoma!!!  I hope this month brings rich blessings and plenty to be thankful for in your days!  Here’s this month’s free calendar for you to use: desktop, ipad, and iphone – Enjoy!

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New Project

DSC_5270Here’s a little peek at a project I’m working on about animal’s homes and how/why they build them the way they do!  It’s so much fun to look at how God created every creature and equipped them to know the best way to build a safe place to live.  I’ve been inspired by some of the boy’s old children’s books “Animal Homes” and “Who Lives Here?” – so many neat ideas for how to illustrate animals and their dwelling places.

Purple Bell Vine

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Here’s the fourth in my series of flowering vines: Purple Bell Vine.  This is such a unique plant!  Do any of you have one of these?  It’s a tropical plant, so I can’t grow it in my cold climate.  I love the way the flower is surrounded by the pretty pink sepals!

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Honeysuckle Vine

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Here’s the honesuckle vine – I’m enjoying this series of flowering vines so far!  I like the way the stems twist and turn around eachother.  I’ve doing research on what species of honeysuckle to grow for the hummingbirds.  I want something with a pretty flower, like this one I’ve illustrated, but I don’t know if I want to deal with an invasive plant!

Nature Journal

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I worked a little on my nature journal over the summer painting the water lily that bloomed in my water garden, a fancy red cardinal that visited my bird feeder, and some blue morning glories.

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Then I recorded all the different types of seeds and seed pods from my flower gardens – such an assortment and variety!  Marigold, calendula, nasturtium, foxglove, snapdragon, sweet peas, cornflower, begonia, pansy, cosmos, oriental poppy, opium poppy, penunia, holly hock, zinnia, sun flower, and morning glories.

Climbing Vine

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I had some time to draw and paint today!  (My time for painting has been sporadic this fall!)  It’s so nice to get my paints wet again and mix some colors!  I started with this clematis vine.  I love the muted pinks…time to take a break from this though and do some laundry and baking.

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Free October Calendar!

Oh dear!  Is October here already!?  It’s been so busy lately – so here’s October’s calender wallpaper a few days late!computer

It’s the season for hot drinks and apple picking and pie baking!  I love fall and look forward to the leaves changing colors and the smell of wood fires and the first frosts on the window panes ; )

You can download the free wallpaper/printables for: desktop, ipad, or iphone – Enjoy!