A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Monday, May 28, 2007

bye bye blackflies




asparagus from our garden..my new career as a food stylist..

The blackflies have been challenging and I an adverse to using deet..so here I am clicking away while scratch scratch scratching my sorry ankles..i continue to pay tribute to the cows in my art..last night one of our neighbour cows licked my pant leg..this is progress for sure!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Paisley bound and Poultry show








Walter -a very enthusiastic and sweet man.. keeps and shows fancy pigeons

A road trip on Friday unravelled yet another lovely local town.Paisley..and then onwards to quirky Neustadt with a chat with the brewmasters of a a microbrewery there..Saturday we trekked on to Meaford to stop in at the fancy poultry show...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

more moo



Originally uploaded by heathermurrayart.

cow obsessed



Originally uploaded by heathermurrayart.
a few new cow paintings..I have remodeled a few paintings of mine that lacked lustre

Friday, May 18, 2007

May.. two for ?





I am alone ..well just me and the furkids ..cat on lap as I type and appreciating this solitary moment..the rumble of hurried cars on the local highway indicates I may as well stay snug at home tonight..

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I don't want to go to work






A cloudy moody Wednesday with the green in the land busting out..somehow going to work doesn't make sense..I just want to stay here and watch nature display it's glory..the blades of grass grow and the tulips pop out

bugs bugs bugs

misty sunrise
more bovine art


The blackflies are keeping me at bay..I thought it was relevent that "The bug Song" by Stompin Tom Conners was playing on the radio as it reflected my sentiments towards these insects..In the eyes, ears, nose..urggggh ..so much for my digging/composting ideals in the big patch..

Friday, May 11, 2007

dandelions are so very lovely..and cows too

new art ..revitalizing a former piece
cows on my mind..I am compelled to do a series of paintings in their honour
local beauties

the Optomist..incorporating a lovely piece of ephemera ..a gift from a mystery visitior at my studio
dogs n dandelions
and tulips..strutting their stuff!

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

simply red series

I am moving this art along..time to find homes for older piece via Etsy..2005 series of mixed media paintings


May Musings





I captured a lovely sunset on our property the other night..with cows in backdrop. Simple imagery can be soothing to the soul! The air was moist,warm and the scents of Spring and earth surfaced..The musky cow smells added to this bouquet of Country air as they tentatively approached. They are most interested in our holstein coloured collie Owen (the feeling is not mutual)

Monday, May 07, 2007

crooning to the cows

The cows have returned..err at least a new herd of lovelies..we will appreciate their tentative,inquisitive fenceside visits until November..If we speak softly..or sing they seem a little more interested in us..





the cats are still a little perplexed..


a new piece ..in progress..

Friday, May 04, 2007

Finally..appreciating the gift of Spring

Welcome back to our natural world..it feels like life has been inhaled by the land once more..simple acts like walking around with dogs at sunset.hanging clothes, digging in soil are harbingers of a new awakening..The dogs sniff and explore..and guard (!) The cats frolic ,leap at real and imaginary bugs and there are earthy , mulchy scents of new growth and the shock of colour so missed from a winter of sterile white .The cows are back too..but that's another story!



Thursday, May 03, 2007

May meanderings

two new "Lovelies.".in progress


some of the projects I have been working on.. painted umbrella for Tom Thomson Gallery fundraiser It is titled "It's raining men" ..(grin)