Lots of challenges and some painting too :)

Summer Cherries

I began the summer break by teaching a watercolor workshop. It was lots of fun and put me back in the mood for my own watercolors =) I finished an iris, some cherries that were begging to be painted (seen above) and a large apple blossom branch that I had been looking forward to painting for many years.

I have been posting them on my regular website http://www.jizogarden.wordpress.com.

I have been putting a fresh coat of paint on our deck. Andrew spent a several weekends repairing the deck and now it’s starting to look pretty good. It really needed some TLC. Andrew has turned into quite the gardener….as well as fixing things that always need fixing in our wee home =)

My health threw me another new curve ball. It seems that my heart muscle was weakened during my surgeries that I had this past winter…..so I’m looking forward to getting stronger over the next several months with the help of my cardiologist = ( and yes I’m annoyed!

Andrew, Smudge and I are looking forward to going to The Cape….enjoying the National Seashore and all our favorite places, good seafood, and sketching =)

Enjoy these last days of summer….I’ll see you soon =)