Finished another piece and its another Otter Tea Party

By donnadavisart | Donna Davis Art | 14 Apr 2020

I am trying to keep to my new schedule, so here is my latest piece:




# Another Otter inspired Tea party
but this time, one of the little fellas decided to take his tea a step further. Why not dunk your bikky as WELL as yourself in the cup, eh?

# I am trying to get the hang of this "new Normal"
and by that I mean forcing myself back into my more strict Old Normal work schedule.

Part of that drive to get back to my schedule is the 'play time' I get with plants.


My window ledges are brimming with growth and here we see some perrenials growing happily, liatrus and also some echinacae. I mean, though I am focusing SO much more on food this Garden season, I have to have flowers... **We have to have Flowers**

# But my Courgettes/Zucchini and Squash are happily getting their secondary leaves.


And as we are now in the New Depression, I call it, I don't toss anything out, thus my daily head of Romain lettuce ends go into water on the window ledge. I'm hoping to set them in soil and see if I can grow them on.

# Though they used to go straight to the chickens
which does, in fact, return to me as food in the form of eggs, in this case, I wanted the lettuce more. They still get my carrot and cucumber peelings.

I find I'm saving more ends of my fresh veg, like Leeks, to sprout on. This is a BAD pic taken by my ancient phone,



but the other day, chopping these up to store in the fridge for ready use, I had to sprout the ends and they are getting GOOD roots and new greens. These I think shall transplant really well.


# Back to my work schedule
I am trying to divide the first half of my day into studio time. That means sketching/laying out and social media one day, then inking and finishing a piece the next. I am struggling to get back into it, but I think that is because I've been SO intent on garden prodcue seedlings this year.

# I hope we won't have food shortages
but it's hard NOT to think about it, so I get distracted by the garden and thus use it as the carrot on the end of the stick that I 'get' to spend the rest of my day on WHEN I finish my artwork.

# I think some of my silly animals actually lend themselves pretty naturally to Children's clothing.

Quite apparent with this one on a pink onsie, eh?



# Well I'm off now to do more work
and hope to get SOME garden time today. It's finally sunny and calm, yesterday was heavy downpour rain AGAIN and hurricane speed winds. I've already a new fence panel I just put up, to put up again. The lot of living on the Sea.

# Until next time then,
I hope all of you find your joy and get your work done in the quarantine of the New Normal

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I am a digital artist also working in oils and printmaking. I am an avid gardening and love to keep chickens. If I'm not creating art, I'm in the garden or reading about either or both!

Donna Davis Art
Donna Davis Art

I am an artist working in digital as well as oil and print making. I am also an avid gardener and love to 'dabble' at homesteading. Sharing my artwork and various garden projects from my home by the sea is one of my favourite forms of creativity.

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