Friday, January 8, 2016

ROUGH-HOUSE & NOT SO MUCH


As you must have deduced,
 I LOVE to ROUGH-HOUSE!
Give me a ball in Daddy Ron's hand
or
a 5 month old chocolate lab
♫♪♫•*¨* either, 'eye'ther
neither, n'eye'ther *¨*•♫♫♪
I will have them running like mad
in no time flat!


However when someone's Birthday comes round
and gifts start appearing from out of the blue,
then I settle down 
instantly!


Ron's brother Mike and his wife Susan
sent this beauty of an adult colouring book
all the way from Edmonton!


Colour plates of beautiful plants housed in the Kew Gardens in London, me thinks!
One side of the open pages is the completed picture
leaving the other side to be coloured at will
or exactly as shown on the left side.


 Also, Daddy Jim gave Ron an etching of a tree 
done by Judith Brannan
a local artist
who is the mother of Jim's shop friend Amy.
He told me that trees have captured his imagination all his life,
but really time is fleeting 
and
my world is 
of the moment ~~


as I told you!!!
OF THE MOMENT!!

20 comments:

  1. I can see you now, Ron, all zoned out colouring to your heart's content!!
    You were the one back in '73 that taught me about trees. Remember? On Acadia University's front lawn? Thanks for that, Hon.
    That chocolate puppy was the CUTEST!! And Sophie actually gave him the time of day.

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    1. Oh your more than welcome Mr. C!!!!!!!

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  2. I received an unexpected gift at Christmas -- a Kliban Cats colouring book! Haven't had time to do any colouring yet, though.

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    1. I googled Kliban Cats!!
      Love this ~ you must get to work on this for sure.
      I use a pen set called "Faber Castell Pitt artist pen" ~ I do enjoy using these because they don't bleed, are archival(no fading) and just a delight to use. A good quality artist's shop will carry these for sure.

      Enjoy!!!

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  3. What lovely gifts. And it looks like you got the gift of fun with your chocolate friend! Sophie!

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    1. Oh yes, Ryker and Sandy ~~ my winter months look as if they are all booked with the creative process ~ colouring book and knitting with a chocolate ( lab that is!)

      Winks!!

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  4. Wonderful gifts and wonderful fur-iends!

    -Otto

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  5. Sophie you are one popular gal
    Woofs,
    Lily & Edward

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    1. SNiffin' n Hoppin' ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪

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  6. The tree is beautiful. My favorite painting in my house is a watercolor of trees in the snow by my daughter . Franklin and Penelope have never seen snow. It would probably be scary and then exciting.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Franklin and Penelope I suspect would jump in nose first just like HRDH (Her Royal Doodle Highness)Sophie Doodle!

      YES, trees
      LOVE, trees!!!!

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  7. Looks like a very fun time for Sophie and her energetic friend! What a neat gift the colouring book is. The tree etching is stunning - I absolutely love it!

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    1. Craig! You should see the larger versions and some of Judith's other pieces, A-mazing to say the least. One huge project was of stones on our beaches, individually painted in all our beautiful colours of grey/blue/pink and others. It was a long painting perfect for a mantle!

      Cheers!

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  8. I was just reading about the wonderful therapeutic benefits of adult colouring books. This one is especially beautiful. And that etching is stunning. Just don't colour THAT, Ron! And speaking of therapeutic... Sophie and the puppy!

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    1. I also have another colouring book on the tropical flowers of the world ~~~ let's just say I am lost in the jungle a lot lately!!

      This new/old adventure in colouring consumes me some days!

      LOVE IT!!

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  9. I saw that lovely series of tree prints the day I dropped in to Macdonald House.

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    1. They seem to be quite popular so I suspect they will be there for a long time!!

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