Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Today is... Dreamy

{Bougainvillea and Table Mountain}

Can you believe it's almost the middle of November?  Where has the year gone? 

I've had my head down all year, working on illustration projects in my studio.  When I enjoy my work, I often forget the time. I'll look up from my paintings and suddenly it's almost supper time.  Or.... suddenly it's November!

This is the beginning of the social season, and our calendar is filling up with parties, gatherings, weekends away, and the prospect of a wonderful, summery Christmas in Cape Town.  While I miss Canadian snow a lot, I'm actually beginning to get used to Antipodean Christmases. 

So, I'm dreaming of bougainvillea, hot sunshine, and time spent with family.  

I've spent the last week reading, reading, reading.  Currently, I'm reading the Diaries of Virginia Woolf. I found the entire set (several volumes) at a used book store a few weeks ago.  It is compulsive reading. She writes about her creative process, insecurities, and triumphs.  It's wonderful to see her world, and London, through her own eyes.    

I've also been reading poetry on my ereader. To be honest, I find it difficult to concentrate on an entire novel on an ereader.  I always feel like something is missing; I end up turning the ereader over wondering, "but... where is the rest of the book?"  It's ridiculous.  It feels like the moment when you show a mirror to a kitten, and when it sees it's own reflection, it runs around to the other side to find the other cat. I keep trying to turn real pages, or skim forwards, which can't be done!      

As poems are shorter I can read a few, and then do other things in between, so I don't get exhausted by peering at the screen.    

So, that's my dreamy day.  

Tell me about your day.  What's the one word you would use to describe it? 

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all
--Emily Dickinson

P.S.  Don't forget to order your prints by 29 November if you want them to be delivered in time for Christmas!  You can find all the prints in my shop HERE!  

{I'm sending you a hug across the miles...}


  1. I wonder where time has gone, too! This year is almost coming to a close!

    Your art is beautiful and inspiring, I would love to see more! ♡ :-)

  2. Love your art:) I'm old fashion,I love paper books,I find ereader too cold(don't know if it's the right word) even if I know that we can't stop progress:)

  3. The one word that would describe my day would be exhausting.

    Time is just whizzing past and now it gets dark at almost 5 pm. How I wish we were going into summer instead of winter.


  4. Hi Jane!!
    I love reading too!!!
    If I can suggest an author, you should read Fannie Flagg's books! They're wonderful!

  5. So sweet. I LOVE reading too and find book books much more satisfying. Unless I'm traveling! Way too hard to haul books with me. An ereader is ideal for that! I would describe my day in one word as "recovering." Been down with the flu yesterday and this morning but I'm slowly feeling like I'm coming out of it. Praise the LORD! p.s. Your etsy shop looks adorable. Gonna head on over to check it out! And p.s.s. Thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog so I could come find you. Lovely to meet you!

  6. I am also drawn to poetry and would love to give it more time than I give to novels. I really enjoy looking at your drawings, they are very good. xx

  7. so pretty!
    thanks for stopping by the other day ;)


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