Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Garden Pots...

I Finished 3 of the garden pots Theme...It is fun to do these small ones.. I can get one done in
One evening... ..These are my favorite birds, the common sparrow...
and the Carolina wren... I have them at my feeder everyday...
The sparrows were singing this morning.. they have such a lovely song...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Practice, Practice...

Working on painting flowers again... so I practice on my sketch pad... over and over.. until I feel
comfortable with the process of painting a flower, after painting sheep for awhile.. it is a whole different feeling and use of the brush.. so I practice... over and over..
I am inspired by a lovely blog I found.. called Floret ... It is about an organic farmer that raises the most beautiful flowers I ever saw.. she is a floral designer and makes the most spectacular bouquets..... I just had to try painting some...
I am not satisfied with my work yet... so will continue until the brush says ... flower... in the best and most simple way..
but while I practice.. I am having the best time...
The daffies are up about 3 inches.. and Feb is not here yet...
the Flowers are coming silently
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Time to paint again...

Found some wonderful photos of sheep in the snow..and one of my favorite blogs..http://getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com/ had a sweet picture of a new lamb... I just had to try and
paint it.. We finally got snow here... looks pretty.. like January.. ... We are talking about the garden.. what we want to plant for cutting garden..and veggies... how about you.. are thinking
gardening also?..... We have a pair of owls that hang out in our yard...mostly at night.. I read they make their nests and have their young in Feb.. or March.. so I am constantly looking up in the trees to find it... They sure love to talk at 4am in the morning... actually I love hearing them... It is a great horned owl.. they are magnificent...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Back to Painting every night....

Now that the Christmas season is over... and work at the floral shop has slowed down....
There is time to think and paint... and let the creative juices flow out onto my brushes...
thoughts of spring creep into my mind... I know we have more months of cold...
just thinking about spring, helps to get through the cold and cloudy months.... we are making Valentine bows at work... it will be here before we know it... So I must get in some good painting
Time.... and it is fun... to relax with great music and a palette full of color...and brushes waiting to be swept across the page...
I hope you are enjoying some kind of creative activity this winter... it sure is a good use of your time ... inside... as we wait for those long days outside...
Did you see the moon tonight.. it is full.. and just gorgeous...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Christmas went by so fast....and between working and family events...no time to blog... it was a glorious time... full of great fellowship, food and fun... and beautiful music...much time to reflect on the matchless gift of Christ , His birth.. the wonder and glory of it all......... Now I must
write many thank you notes.. which I love to do... using my sketching journals.. I find just the right picture ....and fit it to a card stock..then pick a colorful envelope from my stash of recycled envelopes...and I am ready to write and thank so many friends and family that delighted me with wonderful creative gifts....
From hand made gorgeous , socks, new pj's, hand made boiled wool bag! candles, creams, books art supplies!!! hand knitted mittens... wow.. it was the best ever...
I am truly thankful for a wonderful family that loves to make their gifts...and share their talents...

Happy New Year blogger friends... I wish you a wonderful year of using your talents
to bless others....