October 31, 2010

Feeling Foolish

Happy Halloween!  We have survived the excitement for another year.  Now just to enjoy the mountain of candy.  One thing about living in the country is that our neighbours are so pleased to have trick or treaters that they make up a bagful for each kid who lives here!  Yikes!  Good thing our dentist does not read this!  But really, I am not complaining.  Our neighbours are so generous to us in so many ways, and it is fun to do the rounds with the kids.  Before I know it, the idea of going around with Mom on Halloween will be scarier for my kids than any ghost story!  So until that time, we have a blast!

Back to painting...

I recently upgraded to a newer computer, with a different operating system and lo and behold, discovered that somehow I could no longer upload pictures onto Blogger.  Or so I thought....  Here I am now figuring it out!  Hooray!  How silly of me!

So what have I been up to in the intervening time?

I have added a new collection of paintings to my poppybalser.com website, with the self explanatory title of Small Works under $100.  Check it out, there are some new works there.

Foggy Morning at the Marina, 5 x 7", watercolour

I also have started a new blog within that website, click here to access the blog.  You can read about the wave paintings that I have been working on and a little bit about New Brunswick herring weirs.

Leave a comment on either spot, let me know what you think.  Is there one format that you prefer over the other?  Will you be likely to visit two blogs to read what I am up to?  Or does it seem like too much bother?  I am curious to what your response will be.


  1. Hi, you asked for some comments, so here are mine. I checked out your other blog and it actually loads up better possibly just my cantankerous laptop!, but I've visited it several times now.
    The other blog just looks better and seems more suited to your artistic style.
    I can see how you're using both blogs, and because I have the time I'd go from one to the other, but I could see how it may possibly put some busier people off.
    Hope these few thoughts help and all the best :D

  2. Susan,
    Glad to hear from you and that you like the new blog. Someday I may phase this one out, but I shall keep it going for now. The new one is easier to use, but I hate to leave behind the history that i have here.
    We are suffering from torrential rain here in Nova Scotia, hope that the sun is shining on you!

  3. Your post is just as lovely as you are! I also love the artworks here. They are so unique and creative as well. Well I got so interested about the title of your post. And it is true that too much sugar will ruin our teeth. My dentist in Hattiesburg, MS would always say to me that if I eat too much sweets, cavities may build up making my teeth unhealthy. Also here in Hattiesburg, orthodontics are just like the dentists who takes care of our teeth also.