A Good Night of Sleep and other Studio Blessings

Last evening I was wondering what I might possibly have to say this morning. But ten – yes ten full hours of sleep has created a bubbling pot of thoughts and ideas. So much for yesterday’s slug appearance

The West Coast Slug by Terrill Welch

I did spend an hour on Facetime with the “O” boys which likely did some good as well. Yes, I spent part of that time making faces as well. When you are one and almost three years old, making faces is a lot of fun.

So what is it that I have cooking you might ask? Well, I have an idea for a solo exhibition in the spring for one. It is tentatively called “Mostly Off The Wall” and that is all I can share at the moment. I think it shall be a LOT of fun though – maybe even one you would like to travel all the way to Mayne Island to see. March or early April are the tentative dates. This will be just before our planned two to three-month trip to Europe where I shall paint my way in leisurely around a very few selected locations. These are the plans if all goes well that is. But a person has to put a mark in the sand if anything is ever going to move from a dream to reality. These are my marks on the horizon of 2014.

In the mean time, ARBUTUS BY THE TRAIL has been released over on my website at Terrill Welch Artist if you care to have a wee visit with this small impressionist style west coast landscape oil painting.

There are also two new photographs from our resent close-to-home vacation time in and near Victoria, British Columbia. These were taken in East Sooke Park and you may appreciate the difference of the stone compared to that which is mostly found on Mayne Island. Getting very close to facing the open seas on the southwest coast Vancouver Island this harder stone is much more prevalent.

CREYKE POINT: Braced against the Pacific’s unrelenting chastising, proud and strong they resist. The hard stones may have their misgivings but their closeness to the sea is not one of them.

Quality prints available HERE.

CASTLE ROCKS: The castle-top rocks with a window to the sea swell the imagination.

Quality prints available HERE.


What are YOUR marks on the horizon of 2014?

So there we have it! May your Monday be filled with attention to your blessings and good-will.

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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch

From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

For gallery and purchase information about Terrill’s photographs and paintings go to http://terrillwelchartist.com


6 thoughts on “A Good Night of Sleep and other Studio Blessings

  1. Terrill – I like the photographs of CREYKE POINT and CASTLE ROCKS. But I especially love the face you’re making in that photograph! Your “marks on the horizon” for 2014 sound wonderful! Oh-so-wonderful!

    My marks on the horizon include attending the 25th Writers’ Institute at UW-Madison in early April, a trip to San Diego in late April and, putting our house back on the market in May.

    • Oh Laurie those marks on the horizon seem filled with abundance and play. I kinda like making faces sometimes. It helps to keep me from taking myself and life far too seriously. May your week be filled with play.

  2. For over fourteen years, I cared for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. I look back on this time with joy. They thought my singing was so good that I could have been a rock star. They thought my impressionistic vocalizations were so funny that I could have been a stand-up comedian. But infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers don’t frequent nightclubs or discos. So I decided to become a writer, instead. And that sentence brings us to my first 2014 horizon marker. In 2013, I sent a batch of short stories out. Unfortunately, none rose but they did simmer. I received two kind rejection letters. I was encouraged to re-submit. And so next year I will. Bring on 2014.

  3. I just wanted to stop by and say hello–and thank you for following me on twitter. Once I realized you had a blog–and were an artist–I suspected I should check it out. Looking forward to seeing your art, as well.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

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