Amanda is a Hamilton, ON based watercolour painter, sewing instructor, knitter, mother, and generally crafty person!

Please feel free to look around and hopefully be inspired in your own making!

Botanical Sketchbook: Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Botanical Sketchbook: Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)

This milkweed grows in our front yard, by our driveway in the summer. I always look for monarch butterfly cocoons but I haven’t seen one yet! Maybe I need more milkweed plants? I wish it would spread but that whole area is surrounded by hostile and rapidly spreading ground elder that I will one day deal with when I don’t have small children (HA)


On a more personal/medical note: I’ve been trying to address lingering medical issues in the last few weeks. Which is good but also stressful since some of things are only fixed with surgery and medical appointments have triggered lots of anxiety since my pregnancy with James. That plus my normal February blues and the never ending snow days and daycare cancellations have me kind of at my wits end. I’m working on commissions but also taking as much time as I feel like to just work on whatever I want, because sitting in the sunlight lamp and working through my feelings with paint is the best solution some days! Thanks to all of you for patiently waiting for your stuff. I haven’t forgotten any of your projects, I just need to take it easy right now.

Prayer Plant Oil Sketches and My New Social Media Plan

Prayer Plant Oil Sketches and My New Social Media Plan

One Rose Four Times

One Rose Four Times

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