The Longest Days


I'm slowly admitting that summer is beginning to fade away. Here's a few snaps of the end of the season. It's been a full couple of months and I'm ready for the dependable rhythm that autumn brings. That said, I'm glad the season included outdoor tea with friends, camping with family and the chance to get out the paints again.

* If you're in or around midcoast Maine, Atlantic Baking Company is terrific.

* I've been having fun drawing in Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way.

* Stranger Things has sucked me in, like 99.9% of the population. Justice for Barb!




Braids and Plaits


Some botanically coiffured ladies I painted last week that I've been turning into a pattern this week. Aside from that:

* A nice review from School Library Journal of Finding Wild

* I watched Iris last week and can't recommend it enough.

* I'm reading Mary Berry's autobiography right now and it's really smashing.