Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The wintery view...

This is the view of Saturday's snowstorm as seen through my studio window.
 
 
I wonder what the view will be after the blizzard has dumped anywhere from 1' to 3' of snow?
Check back for an update!
 
Stay safe and warm, everyone!
 
Donna

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Feeling nostalgic...

I'm sort of missing my old studio office, which was the smallest bedroom  of our little split entry (less than 8'x10'). Although this photo was taken several years ago, how ironic that the view outside today is identical - another snowy January day in New England!

I love having more space in the somewhat bigger room I'm in now (about 10' x 12'), but I went with a more neutral color scheme for the bigger room (more creams, whites, and tans).
 
I'll share photos when (if) I ever finish the new room. But I have a hunch some of the colors from my old studio/office will be working their way into the new room!
 
We're due for yet another snowstorm starting tomorrow...
So grateful that I work from home!
 
Donna

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Long Time No See!

Long time no see, everyone! After a pretty lengthy hiatus from painting, where I spent most of my time transcribing, I'm itching to get back to my painting!


I've also finally set up a simple website that you can see at DonnaAtkins.com if you care to visit.

And I'm WAY behind the times when it comes to setting up a Facebook page, but I've finally done that, too!


I recently came across these photos of me and my mom, posing in my old apartment with my wall of animal portraits. Back in the 70's, chalk pastels were my favorite medium.

I hope you're all staying warm this winter! We've had cold temps, but not much snow, so I'm not complaining!


I've been making sure our bluebirds have mealworms, our Sammy squirrels have peanuts, our woodpeckers have suet, our regular birds have seed...


... and that there's always water in the heated birdbath.


(which sometimes gets used as a hot tub!)

Enjoy what's left of January!

Donna