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Adri's Palette

Hi, I’m Adri.

I am an artist/craftswoman who finds a creative outlet from everyday life in the arts. This blog is a diary of sorts of my crafty journey.

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Birdhouse update – Roof damage

The mornings are crisp. Fallen leaves are rustling under my feet and the air smells of rotting, decomposing nature. As the bottom of the sky reddens with the sunset I draw the curtains, snuggle up to a good cup of... Continue Reading →

The leaf peeper in me

I love the phrase leaf peeper. I think It is that mix of the wonder it promises and the illicit the world implies. Such a strange combination. But putting the words aside, there is something magical about walking the forest... Continue Reading →

Porto on my mind

As I look out the window dark clouds are gathering over the pristine sky. The weatherman says fall is here and heavy rains are imminent. And yet I don't want to let go of the bright sun, the long, warm... Continue Reading →

Plein air drawing, a kit and my plain simple verdict

The idea of plein air painting and drawing... all right, plein air anything has fascinated me for a long time. I have seen (and envied) painters who just go out and face the elements, take in the real experience and... Continue Reading →

"Sometimes we have to risk going too far, otherwise we risk losing everything." Romesh Gunesekera, Heaven’s Edge.

Is it a Skip or a Quack?

Last Friday my Dad showed up unexpected and asked if I could do him a tiny bit of a favor. He asked if I could draw him a little sign for a charity event he would host the next day.... Continue Reading →

The reading girl

If you have been reading this blog for a while you'll know that I love reading. Love, love, LOVE reading! You might have heard me rave about specific books (like Petrosyan's The Grey House or García Márquez' A Hundred Years... Continue Reading →

Recycling, upcycling and partying

One of the things I love about the English language is its fluidity, its inventiveness, its hunger for the new. I feel that it is that language which organically moves, dances with the speaker and not in the moldy rooms... Continue Reading →

Rat bookmark

I had this weird sensation while working on this rat bookmark. I felt like I was bouncing up and down a seesaw. Sometimes I found the project exhilarating, something I did not want to put down. Other times I definitely... Continue Reading →

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