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whimsykalina
Wickford, Rhode Island
Artist, 17th-18th century Educational Consultant, Explorer of the World
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NME 2012 journal via whimsykalina.typepad.com Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 5, 2017 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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After one of the mildest winters in recent memory, seems "normal" has returned. Heavy wet snow coats everything and unfortunately the landscape has taken a hit. Poor birds have been working hard to keep warm and find seed with the feeders coated in ice and snow. The resulting sunsets have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Some of my paintings are large, intended for framing.... And some are quite small, just for the pleasure of creating... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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A new year, a new No Excuses Art Journal! This will be my seventh year using Gina Rossi Armfield's No Excuses techniques. I love seeing the journals all stacked together! This year's theme is A Field Guide to the Seasons! Perfect! With an emphasis on the natural world I can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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So many pretties in the garden in spite of the very chilly weather (it actually snowed in the northern part of the state this morning)! Gathered a few pansies and made hammered prints. I love the rich color. Would you like to give it a try? Place pansy face down... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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A mossy kitty in the garden... Miss Maggie in her "happy place".. butterfly wings.. ink blot painting #SBS and soon to be flowers! Sketch Book Skool Stretching exercise this week...ink blot painting, such a fun and freeing project! ink blot painting #SBS Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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See these beautiful crocus! Spring has finally arrived after a very long difficult winter. And this adorable bunny... Rabbits love crocus...and now I have none.....not rabbits, loads of those in the garden, but the crocus were last night's dinner for said rabbits. Drat! Not feeling so charitable to the adorable... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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The color of the month for No Excuses Art Journaling is BLUE! I do love blue, well there's not really a color I don't like. Sprout #44 feather~ and yes it too is blue. I seem to find a "pile" a day lately in the garden. This is the most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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I issued myself a personal challenge this weekend, use only one color and in loose strokes create a small portrait.. sometimes it's a good thing to break out of my existing groove. This was fun, I will do it again. Have you seen FLOW magazine? Great illustrative fodder for inspiration.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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The snow continues to fall...the poor adirondack chairs are disappearing. 26 days until SPRING, it can't come soon enough. Another round of storms this weekend following a sub-zero blast tomorrow... Our resident buck has been sleeping under the pine trees in the garden. I think we've reached an understanding. There... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Clearly the pattern of repeated winter storms continues here in New England...at this point a yard stick won't do to measure all the snowfall....It is winter,and this is coastal New England. All this snow should be no surprise. We've been spoiled of late with mild winters, not so this year.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Another week of winter and another winter storm...definitely one for the record books. I do enjoy watching these sweeties from the studio window while painting. The snow is so deep I'm filling the bird feeders once a day and tossing handfuls of seed on top of the fresh snow. Although... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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It's been quite a week for weather! First a blizzard and now extremely bitter cold with another storm on the way... Which does not mean the garden and woods have been silent! I had quite the stare down with this buck, I think he won.. We've had lots of visitors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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This captures the mood for this Monday...Here in coastal New England we are all preparing for the "blizzard of historic proportions". Out early for provisions~honestly, I did not buy any bread but always find the bread isle amusing pre-storm. How many sandwiches can anyone eat? We needed dog food for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Grey is the color of the month for No Excuses Journaling in January. This is the perfect choice if you happen to live along the Atlantic coast in winter....shades of grey are everywhere. These greys are along the south coast of Rhode Island taken while hiking with friends hoping to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Sometimes stepping away from social media is a good thing, I had not planned to be away this long. Life happens.. With that I hope you will enjoy seeing what I've been up to in No Excuses Art Journaling. This year's theme is a Year of Color and January is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Making time for creative expression every day does wonders for your mood and outlook! These are a few recent pages in my No Excuses journal. Are you spending a little time in yours each day? Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Alfie, The best water in the house is always in the glass your human friend just poured and left on the counter, Signed, the other Cats... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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A frog poised for action in the pond in the early morning light, such a cutie! Although it's been quite warm the lettuces in the veggie garden keep producing such a colorful display, and tasty too. My awesome nephew Robbie helping out in the pond. Quite willing for an adventure... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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After a long Spring of ups and downs sweet Mateo passed in early June...fortunately for all it was quick and for Mateo relatively painless. I will spare you all the details. For the first time in 30 years we were catless. Such an odd feeling. Enter the new kid on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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If you are looking for me, you can find me here! A lovely gift from Judi that expresses this perfectly. We are making great progress planting the pond. It's a delight to watch greenery emerge from the water. Soon I'll post pictures of wonderful blooms. Sketchbook Skool semester 1 has... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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A new month and a few of my pages. Happy journaling! Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Miss Maggie "study" sketch... And here is her new "happy place". She loves to lay in the stream under the waterfall to the pond and soak... She needs a helping hand to get out but we are happy to accommodate. And a few new additions to the pond, a large... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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I have been a "bad" blogger of late...and I apologize....Daily life is a cycle and mine are in large part regulated by the furry creatures who live with us... Mateo, our diabetic kitty has been struggling of late and vet visits are an almost daily routine. He is doing better... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!
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Figures crosssed as Typepad has been having issues...the joys of technology.... Spring has arrived, finally in New England...of course it could snow again...but we are optimistic as always! I love the delicate blooms of the Andromeda, precious, and the deer don't like to eat it. And this just sums it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at It's All About The WHIMSY!