Another Week…

A couple days of rain, a couple days of sunshine, repeat. I have a little room in my backyard that I use for an art studio. The temperature inside corresponds with the temperature outside. So when one of the sunny days came, I went outside to play. There is a big window that looks out over the yard, and in this photo you can see Sophie on a chair looking in.

She eventually came inside to relax. We are enjoying her a lot.

I played with some lino stamps I had made and added water color.

Then I took different stamps and water color and made another mini paper quilt.  It’s about four inches by four and a half inches.

The rain has made everything green.  This first photo was taken on a walk through the neighborhood.  The Spanish lavender was growing into this other plant that I don’t know the name of.

On the next street, the pink flowered plant had some nasturtiums growing into it.

In my own yard, these white flowers came up from planted bulbs.  They have a tiny green dot on each small petal.

And the orange tree is filling up with oranges. I couldn’t help notice the white spots of sunlight on them. If you were painting a picture, you’d know exactly where the light source is coming from.

There is a 1,172 mile underground oil pipeline being built from North Dakota to Illinois. It poses a threat to water, wildlife and farming, and is being built very close to an Indian reservation. Federal regulations and established treaties with Native American tribes are being ignored. I attended a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in downtown yesterday. Marchers were carrying a plastic pipeline above their heads that was about as long as one city block.

“Perseverance is a great element of success.  If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”     Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Enjoy your week. Thank you for visiting.



12 thoughts on “Another Week…

  1. The weather looks great in your area and the charming cat on the chair peeking through the window looks so cute! I love the striped papers on your desk and the artwork you made from that. It’s wonderful what you have created adding the stamps and the sewing and I love all your wonderful warm garden photographs too! We still have some snow here and I can’t wait for spring.

  2. Enjoyed seeing the view out the window and your projects you are working on – very nice! And, your Sophie is twin image of my Beanie.

  3. What a lovely place to create and it must be nice to have such a charming companion. The problem with the pipeline is a real scandal. Knowing that a German Bank is involved I signed apetition some weeks ago. We shouldn’t give up hope.

  4. How nice to meet you also with diamond pattern in the pattern Wednesday!
    But also the paper quilt is very nice, I like the half-moon in it and the delicate colors! Ulrike

  5. second try – your captcha don’t like me….
    your work space is wonderful, I love the garden view and the cat very much! and it’s great to see the beautiful flowers now – we have cold and grey wintertime!
    your art work is beautiful, the rhombi very impressive and the paper quilt beautiful. I love the shades of pastel!
    welcome to “mustermittwoch”!!
    love, mano

  6. Love all the creative works! And sweet tortie kitty is a joy to see.

    Looks like a great turnout of voices to be heard on dapl issue!
    And thank you for the Wadsworth quote. It’s going to be four years of knocking with everything we’ve got.

  7. love your artwork with the stamps – and i absolutely envy your for this art Studio:)))
    including cat, of course;)
    have a nice week, Barbara!

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