Friday, July 30, 2010

Pumpkins Galore

The "baby" pumpkins are quietly taking over and slowly making their way up to the tomatoes for a sneak attack. Last fall my son smashed a leftover pumpkin in the corner of my mom's garden and who knew that would be better than carefully planting each seed one by one.

But either way, I'm so excited to see signs of fall peeking through!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gettin' Ready

I just wanted to share a photo of the wall that Tony (my husband) built for me for an upcoming art show. He started building a second wall because they just fill up so fast, I'm already out of room on this one. It's currently standing in the middle of my studio. It will be interesting to see where the second wall will stand. I might not be able to walk into my studio after that one's up!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ocean Painting

I just completed this painting a few days ago and although it isn't very large (6" by 12"), I sooo want to be there! I've wanted to paint this scene for awhile, imagining I'm walking along the beach while waves gently glide over my feet. Puffs of cotton float in the sky. It's a simple scene but the blues in this painting are so calming it just makes me feel...well,...calm.
Here's the same painting on the shelf my husband built for our bathroom.

I just had to share photos of the shelf, he did such a great job!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tea Time

One day a week, my son visits his grandma and they have lunch together. I knew all about the hot tea, the soft boiled eggs in a cup and the "soldiers" (toast cut into long strips) they make. It wasn't until recently I discovered they break out the fine china. Now that's a tea party! And notice...they each have their own salt and pepper shakers!

This reminds me of my little kitchen when I was a little girl, although our place settings weren't quite so, how should I say, ... elegant. One thing's for sure, my son will always remember spending this special time with his grandma.