Last week I was notified by WordPress that I have received 500 followers. WOW! Who would have guessed? When I started out blogging my aim was to improve my writing because I wanted to write a book. I had not, originally imagined that others would read my blog posts. At that point in time I … Continue reading +500 Followers
When it comes to travel I love to be in nature most. I enjoy architecture, art, history, and culture, but nature is always what I connect deepest to. I don't necessarily need to know the names of all the birds, animals and vegetation to enjoy it. In actual fact I find the less head knowledge … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Esquimalt Lagoon. (2014)
Our autumn here is gentle and temperate, a wonderful relief from the hot summer days. Just as it is a time for summer leaves to fall and be incorporated into the soil again I have worked on two W.I.Ps that I started in summer. W.I.P. Sunflowers and Roses I took my time finding the correct … Continue reading Finished W.I.Ps
"For to be free is not merely to cast offs ones chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” . Nelson Mandela Human rights day Photo by Dapo Abideen on Pexels.com Today, 22nd March, is Human Rights day in South Africa I have the choice to remain silent and … Continue reading 22nd March Human Rights Day
Oak leaves, M Noffke, 2021.Ink leaves, M Noffke, 2021Wax crayon rubbings, Morag Noffke, 2015. My life has taken a sudden turn, mimicking the change in the cycles of nature. It is autumn here and I have slowed down. Just like the trees respond to nature and begin to slow down in autumn, shedding their leaves … Continue reading An update on life: my past few weeks.
I have great memories of hiking through this forest and descending onto the beach. The beach itself was a tiny little beach that fostered a feeling cozy privacy. For the most part our hiking group was the only party on the beach. The forest was moist and there were many mushrooms popping up all over … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Mystic Beach West Coast. (2014)
I want to take the time to honour the process of blogging, both for myself personally, and for my fellow bloggers who have been part of my journey. What started out, at first, I thought as a private affair with writing and myself became a very public affair with readers over the four years from … Continue reading 4 Year Anniversary Achievement
Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014 Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014Sidney, Vancouver Island. 2014 One of the first places we visited was Sidney which is located at the southern most tip of Vancouver Island on the Saanich Peninsula. I am aware that one can do a … Continue reading Vancouver Island, Sidney on Saanich Peninsula (2014)
To recap from my post last week, when I layer I start with the lightest or luminous shades first to that the light shades glow through. Neon colours work well: Yellows give it a warm feel whereas light blues will give it a cooler affect. In this image below I have tried to depict how … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: Expanding the layering technique.
Layering: My Hands and Heart. Last time I mentioned that artists use layering. Today is just one example. This layering technique uses collage (pasting), painting, stencilling, and stamping and it is fun for all levels of compitence, even children could get involved. I find it important to fill my 'creative well' by experimenting with different … Continue reading The Artist’s Journey: the layering technique.