Saturday, November 18, 2017

Week of November 13th

This past week saw me sharing a glimpse of the artwork I created for my November Tin Rooster Farm Note subscribers, as well as a few personal memories about Winter. I outed my dog, for a change, by exposing her weakness for barking at NOTHING! What's missing here is a little fortune cookie wisdom that was worth noting. I closed out the week with my classic rendition of a B&W Pinecone portrait mini print, available to purchase here.

Join me on Monday, when I share another inexpensive tip I use to organize my studio.

If you're not already following me on Instagram and Facebook, whatcha waitin' for...?  

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Around the Internet


This past week on Instagram and Facebook, I shared details of a simple organizational tool I created and have used for years with excellent results. In addition, I confessed to another (!) vice, which actually has a very practical application, along with a glimpse of my Studio desk and my trusty Assistant. I wrapped up the week with a nod to Winter.

Follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook for all the details and join me on Monday for a peek inside a Tin Rooster Farm Note.

In the meantime, head over to my Etsy shop, if you'd like a little Honeybee Mini or Winter Sunflower print of your own!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

November Notes From the Farm


"Winter came down to our house one night


Quietly pirouetting in


on silvery-toed slippers of snow."
Bill Morgan, Jr.


We're staying warm and cosy in this month's installment of
Tin Rooster Farm Notes. Won't you join us?

Saturday, November 04, 2017

What People Are Saying!




This past week, I shared a quick and easy project idea and a look at the tools of my illustration trade, as well as a little insight into one of my vices. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook for the backstory!

I was also humbled to receive a couple of glowing testimonials on Facebook last week for my Tin Rooster Farm Notes. I sincerely love the connective power of snail mail and I'm so thrilled to be able to brighten someone's day on a regular basis. I share the following, with permission (that's a Tin Rooster Farm Note on the left).



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Saturday, October 28, 2017

What's Happening?



I haven't been around here much, of late, I know. This past week, I've been sharing recipes and stories and technical tips on my Instagram and Facebook accounts. On Monday, I'll be sharing an easy project I created in under 15 minutes! Join me, will you? 

Friday, October 06, 2017

October Notes From the Farm


"Country, to me, is living life at its simplest: 



...learning to appreciate a sliced vine-ripe tomato with a dash of salt, served between two slices of good bread and eaten over the kitchen sink." 
Art Smith, Chef





We're talking about Harvest this month in Tin Rooster Farm Notes. Won't you join us?  

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

September Notes From the Farm



"It is good to appreciate that life is now.


Whatever it offers,
little or much,  



life is now - this day - this hour."
Charles Macomb Flandrau

We're talking about wild things this month. Learn more about Tin Rooster Farm Notes and how you can join in the fun, here.

Friday, August 04, 2017

August Notes From the Farm



"Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella."
Terri Guillemets



"When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim,
 "Ah", you are participating in divinity."
Joseph Campbell




Learn more about Tin Rooster Farm Notes and how you can get in on the fun, here.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Getaway


My husband is treating me to a short getaway alone at a local spa, in a couple of weeks time. I'm so looking forward to the break from routine and the chance to recharge. It's a necessity for this solitary soul, from time to time.

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Studio Piece



Celtic Rose
Original Watercolour Illustration
© Carolynn Anctil 2017

I'm back in the studio and, boy have I missed it! I honestly don't know where my ideas come from. This most recent illustration feels slightly medieval with a Celtic flair. Perhaps, it's the books I've been reading lately, set in fantasy lands and rife with lords and ladies...and magic, of course.

Celtic Rose is available to purchase here and is available in two sizes.