Friday, July 31, 2015
I'm over 50 and its funny how you forget things, even my husband who is so meticulous, now forgets things. I told him this could be dangerous because we are both forgetting things.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
I went to the thrift store today and found this unused art paper. I could not pass it up it is Strathmore 11"x 14" Bristol Vellum, Bristol Smooth, and Tracing Paper, also new markers. I don't know what I will do with the tracing paper, it may come in handy someday. It was cheap.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I'm trying to enjoy my last days before I go back to work. Faculty & Staff go back August 3rd, the students will began August 10th. I really wish they would go back to the old schedule when school starts in September after Labor Day.
I love to use platters in my centerpieces for my dining room table. I recently picked up this one from a thrift store and could not believe my good fortune of finding Wonki Ware. It's Di Marshall Wonki Ware from South Africa. Check out her video. The wooden platter is from Ikea. The green platter is 1960’s Vintage Italian Green Leaf Majolica Pottery I purchased at an estate sale.
|Platter from Ikea|
|1960’s Vintage Italian Green Leaf Majolica|
My Current Art Read
I came across this book in my husbands collection "Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell. I enjoyed reading it and looking at his artwork. The black and white picture is my favorite.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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|Stick Plant in the back|
The other day as I was looking out the car window I spotted a beautiful garden. I wondered why my garden did not look like that, then it hit me, they had more vibrant pinks in their garden so I added a new pink perennial and I love it. "Belleza Dark Pink Gaura" also the Mardi Gras Helen's Flower is blooming.
|Belleza Dark Pink Gaura|
|Mardi Gras Helen's Flower|
Garden Tool Hangout
|Brass Tool Hangout|
|Cast Iron Tool Hangout|
Monday, July 20, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
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And I found out that I'm an impatient artist, when I start on a piece I would like to be finish the same day.
Monday, July 13, 2015
When I think of enjoying my garden these are the dreams in my head. I would love to build a table around a shady tree or have a sunroom with overgrown plants. How dreamy!
These photos are from the book by Caroline Seebohm "English Country"