Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day....

 It's Memorial Day weekend here in Indy...the big race... and a time to remember those who are fighting,and have fought..and have given the ultimate sacrifice...their life for our Freedom.. been thinking of them all weekend... Praying for those who have lost loved ones...how hard it must be... Thanking God for being able to live in a country that is free... but it has cost much for this freedom... let us never forget that.. someone paid .
 I had Sat, Sun..and now Monday ...off.. a rare jewel in my schedule.... I used it well. Spent time with my daughters shopping for a Wedding dress for the youngest... too fun was that!! Time spent with grand kids, and Today worked in the gardens... and now time to think...to paint..to enjoy the quiet..
 After working in the garden... I always get my reward... a bouquet of flowers and greens..and scatter them around the house.... and then... try to paint them... 
 We have planted lots of cutting flowers this spring.. so I am looking forward to many bouquets to paint and
 to give away... 
Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend...and you are Thankful for the blessings of Freedom...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Peonies

     I finally got a few moments to sit and try a quick sketch of my favorite spring flower... the Peonie. I took  a picture of some at my daughters.. in hopes to paint them.. that was weeks ago... the peonies are almost all gone...and now the lillies are coming... I just can't wait to have more time to paint..

The gardens are calling, and there are lots to plant and make ready for a colorful summer.... The evenings are gorgeous, with the  last light piercing through the greens. . I study it carefully, someday to get it down on paper... 

well.. off to bed.. long day ahead tomorrow... with many adventures... 


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Still having fun ... and keeping brush in hand


have a wonderful week...and Happy Mother's day to all those wonderful mothers... it is the best job I ever had... :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Back To Birds

another practice session... this time a blue Jay... love the blues..he was fun to do... I added some berries, knowing they like that sort of thing.... 
the birds seem to sing and chirp.late in the evening.. lovely to hear...