Monday, September 7, 2015


There have been some other interesting developments around here... 

That's five months of baby right there! We are all very excited, especially Auden & Isla, who, it's safe to say, have no idea what they're in for. Those of us who do know are tempering our excitment with denial and anxiety. 

I have been wanting a third baby since Isla was a toddler, even though I couldn't admit it at the time -- I would repeatedly talk myself out of an urge that seemed rooted in utter craziness. Since then, after three more moves -- two of which were international -- I'm starting to feel like craziness might actually be an asset, not a deterrent. 

So here we are! Looking forward to meeting the newest Danely in January.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

très belle

 I do spend an awful lot of time trawling other people's blogs and taking their images to make into paintings. But, really, can you blame me? With this many beautiful and talented women in the world? I do ask permission first.

Here is the lovely Tracey Steer at Grumble Girl, rocking a fur hat and mesmerizing you with that gaze:

Some people have faces that want to be painted, and Tracey's is one... dark eyes, full lips, bone structure like a statue. I loved the detail of the watch, too, and how it bounced that tiny little reflection onto her jaw.