happy valley

California is finally getting some rain. Although we aren’t in the clear, it is nice to have things wet and green. Here are some recent pictures from my morning walk.

Crystal Creek

Crystal Creek

Happy Valley Farm

Happy Valley view

What have you been up to this weekend?

k

happy valley yard

Hi! A couple weeks ago when I was showing you the interior of our house and the loop hiking trail, some of you asked to see pictures of the front and back yard. We rent and I don’t really like the paint job on our house, but it is quite a lovely view from our deck. Here are some shots of our front and back yard, enjoy!

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What are you up to this week?

k

butterflies

I’ve been obsessed with spring life and have been drawing bees, butterflies and beetles. Last weekend it rained and was a chilly 60 degrees. I had a fire and painted.

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Here are some of my butterfly sketches.

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Here are the watercolor versions.

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Here is the pattern I made of all of them.

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What have you been up to this week?

k

pocket note books & hex signs

I’ve got hex signs and pocket notebooks for sale in my etsy shop. The hex signs are 15 x 15 on reclaimed wood. The pocket notebooks were watercolor paintings that I turned into a repeat pattern and have them created into journals. They were inspired by the birds I see here in happy valley and my own imagination.

The journals are printed in full color on 100% acid free recycled paper interior and exterior covers, the pocket size journal is the perfect addition for your commute or travel bag. They are $12 plus shipping.
Each pocket journal is handcrafted with care in the USA.

  • Dimensions: 3.5” l x 1/8” w x 5.5” h; 0.1 lb
  • 48 pages of blank, lined, grid, or checklist page inserts.
  • Printed in full color bleed on 100% acid free recycled paper; hand made in the USA.
Let me know if you would like it blank, lined, grid, or checklist page inserts.

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Have a GREAT week.

k

 

happy holidays

Wow, it’s the last week of the year! Happy holidays to all my readers. Thanks for following me on this adventure. I look forward to another year of FUN together.

As promised last week, here are a couple pics of what the holidays look like in happy valley at my house.

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Lastly, I’m looking forward to sharing 2015 with you and am beginning to think about a logo and brand for Pippin Lane. Here is a quick preview of my brainstorming. Let me know what you think.

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Happy New Year!

k