Could it be…winter is loosening it’s grip :o)

For the first time in months there is more ground than snow!  Ben and Devy went out for a long walk with me and didn’t come home covered with mud and snow melt…..woof!

The new 6 week session has begun and even though the buds are still tight the Pussy Willows and Witch Hazel have begun their early show!

A new show “Weird, Wild and Wonderful” will open at the New York Botanical Garden on April 17th – September 27th  go to the following link for more information:

Looking forward to warmer days ahead!

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Snow, snow, snow!!!!!!

Clearly no class today…stay home, stay warm….the snow seems to be endless…….

Some good news that has nothing to do with being snowed in…. I have been offered the use of the WPA Gallery at Pound Ridge Nature Reserve next December for a student show.  We will have an opening reception and have a great venue to show your lovely drawings and paintings!  I’m very happy to have a place for our winter show once more!  In the spring we will have a spring show at Lasdon that will be open to the public as well.  So start thinking of pieces you would like to put in the spring show :O) (no date yet…sometime in May).

Come on spring…..February can’t last forever…can it?

Peony bud, watercolor and graphite
Peony bud, watercolor and graphite

Welcoming Fall at Kitchawan Farm

A lovely afternoon and evening at the farm yesterday!  The student art work was hung like handkerchiefs in the low sun of the afternoon.  The weather was perfect….a beautiful day :O)

Crabapples and blue sky...
Crabapples and blue sky…
two wee fairies came to the festival...
two wee fairies came to the festival…
art hanging in the breeze
art hanging in the breeze
lovely laundry :O)
Cape Gooseberries, apples and tea made from herbs in the garden.....
Cape Gooseberries, apples and tea made from herbs in the garden…..
art in the sun…
lovely little show!
lovely little show!
The Stuga...
The Stuga…
Beautiful barns!
Beautiful barns!



Sorry for the last minute notice….

If any of you are planning to stay for the dinner and music part after the art show (4pm) and sale at the Stuga, it’s necessary to pre-register/RSVP because there is only room for 40 people total in the hayloft.  Please go to the farm site and pre-register if you are making a day of it so LInsay can be sure there is room for all :O)  Scroll down the page to find the RSVP link:

 a quick drawing of mine of echinacea and butterflies....
a quick drawing of mine ~ echinacea and butterflies….


My family ♡

Andrew, Ben, Devy and I had a wonderful time at The Cape.  The weather was beautiful and the beaches were pure heaven.  I can still hear the surf…

Not for reproduction ® Laura Gould
Not for reproduction © Laura Gould

Don’t forget the Fall festivities at Kitchawan Farm this Saturday from 4-8pm….everyone is welcome!

The art from the summer workshop will be on display for all to enjoy.  There will be plants for sale, local crafts, food and music.  It is suppose to be a beautiful afternoon…..come and enjoy :O)

Summer’s end…..

Time for a Fall festival.  Our friend Linsay the owner and keeper of Kitchawan Farm is having a gathering of friends on September 28th. from 4-8pm. There will be music and friends enjoying the farm in a celebration of a lovely Summer and welcoming the Fall.  The art show and some crafts will begin at 4 so if you want to be sure to see everything on display please come early in the festivities… are welcome to stay as long as you like :O)

For those who participated in the Summer Sketch Workshops please bring  drawings to the farm by September 21st. You can also bring your drawings to the first week of classes in Pound Ridge (Sept.25-28th).  There will be an envelope in the Stuga where you can put your drawings.  Linsay has kindly offered to take the drawings into her home at the end of the day for safe keeping.  Your lovely drawings will be shown during the festival and those who would like to sell their sketches please indicate the price you would like to have on your sketches.  The range of pricing is from $5.00 – $25.00, half of  the price of your drawings will go to Kitchawan Farm :O)

Looking forward to seeing all your drawings and enjoying an afternoon at Kitchawan Farm.  If you didn’t participate in the workshop you are still welcome to come to the farm and see what we have been up to.  Everyone please feel free to bring friends and family!

Directions  –

the garden gate
the garden gate

Summer mornings on the farm :)


Come and join us at Kitchawan Farm this summer!

I will be offering 5 sessions from June-August.  We will meet every other Tuesday from 9am to Noon beginning on June 11th and ending on August 6th.  We can sketch the farm as it grows through the season….from the early plantings of June to the full blooms of August.  Kitchawan Farm is a working flower and CSA vegetable farm we will be sketching alongside farmers and gardeners =o)

The end of August we will have an art show of our drawings on the farm.  The show will be opened to your family, friends and to friends of Kitchawan. Drawings will be priced modestly $10-25.00 dollars.  Half of the proceeds will go to support Kitchewan Farm.

If you want to join us at the farm send $125.00 to reserve your space.  This payment will guarantee your place in each class.  There is a limited amount of space, registration will close on June 1st.  People who want to pay on a class by class basis will need to email the day before to  make sure there is room available. Drop in cost will be $30.00 per class. (

Hope to see you under the shade tree 🌳