November 3, 2015

November Musings

 Set of Pansy Prints
I've introduced a lot of new work to my shop recently. During the past week, I introduced a new collection of pansy prints. They are available individually and as a set. I have a real soft spot for pansies. Aside from being beautiful flowers, they are associated with many childhood memories. I used to pick pansies in my grandparents' garden. An extra layer to those memories and associations is the fact that my grandmother's name was Viola.

This past week, I also had something to celebrate. I passed 2,000 followers on Instagram! I appreciate the people who follow me there so much. Instagram is definitely one of my 'happy places'. It's a great place to feel encouragement and inspiration. A real hub of creativity.

Because I have been working on the computer so much the past couple of weeks to convert paintings into new prints, I find my afternoon walks with Meeko extra restorative. On Friday afternoon, I decided to walk a little farther than usual on a road we don't usually take. The road is bordered by corn fields. It was so beautiful.

That was the day that I learned that Meeko is the colour of a corn field in autumn. Now you know too.

While I do love autumn, November is not my favourite month. I miss the flowers in my garden. I find the lack of daylight hard. It makes taking product photos more complicated. I don't like that it's already dark when ChloƩ gets home from school. I start to feel the pressure of the impending holidays. I have lots of things to keep me busy in the weeks ahead which is good. Colder days will mean that I can start to walk regularly in the little forest with Meeko again. We've already been a couple of times.

With plentiful studio time and Meeko time, I'll get through November just fine.


  1. November is surely a busy month, but I wouldn't miss it for a second !
    Congrats again on the 2000 followers ! Very much deserved !!
    xoxo hugs

  2. Hi, Kathleen, catching up on your lovely blog today.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one doesn't favor November. Strangely, though I don't seem to mind it as much this year. Maybe it's our unusual weather and the fact that there are still a few flowers blooming in the garden.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful views on your walks with Meeko. Never would have described him as being the color of cornfields, but he sure is.

    Your pansies are very sweet, and I love your new herb series. Glad you've been on a creative roll!

    Enjoy the rest of the month!

  3. Meeko is such a sweetie - congrats to the Instagram followers, I´m not that active there but I enjoy seeing all the pics from all over the world. :-)


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