Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
For those of you who know my art you know that pattern is ever-present in nearly everything I draw or paint. I was going to show all of the past images that I did on patterned paper, but I chose instead to show two paintings I did with cloud patterns. One is in the west and one is here on the east coast.
I loved the rolling golden hills of California with the clouds and trees casting shadow patterns in subtle shades of blue and violet.
Now that I'm back in Rhode Island I get to see the change of seasons again. I love the marshes here, each with their own signifcant pattern. As the temperatures fall the grasses change color just as the leaves on the trees would.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
His friend wasn't too interested in us. Either that or he's camera shy.
Mr. Horsie decided to mosey over to see what was up.
She was playing peek-a-boo, I swear! She was a hoot!
I think this was her way of telling us the show was over and to run along.
Yeah, nice and subtle.
Happy Animal Wednesday! Or as she'd say it.....Heeeee-HAW!!!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Dearest Marianne sent me my Quan Yin card in a pink sparkly bag. I just love her! And she also surprised me with this wonderful blue hydrangea ATC with a special message and drawing on the back. It was a perfect get-well message when I needed it. Thank you Marianne! Your heart is huge.
Marianne also included this wonderful postcard and sweet note. This image is so soothing to me.
And it all came in this beautiful Buddha card. It's an image I will look at often.
You sure do know me Marianne! Bless you for these gifts of the heart.
Then I was pleasantly surprised by our friend in Malaysia, Yoon See! She sent a whole assortment of goodies:a bookmark, prints and cards, a commemorative stamp in a fancy presentation, and 3 of her prints below.
Thank you ladies. I'll always treasure these gifts from afar, but mostly I'll treasure what your friendship has come to mean to me.
Blessings and love,
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Pssst! Over here in the strawberries and ivy! It's me, Mortimer!
Come join me!
This is Little Nell. She doesn't want Summer to be over yet.
This is Gramps. He's really, really old and sometimes grouchy. Please don't tell him I said that!
Here's Mom and Dad. They sit under the lamplight on the front yard and protect us from Laurel's dog, Emma.
Just look at her! All fangs and ferociousness. Grrrr!
Happy Animal Wednesday, and watch your backside!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
I got this wonderful card from Linda at Stampmaiden just because she knows I love Frida Kahlo! It's a favorite card of hers that she had for years but unselfishly gave it away. What a doll! Thanks Linda!!
The stamped image was on the inside. So cool!
Thanks, Jossie. You know I'm crazy about you!
Lynn sent me this beautiful postcard sized quilt of a beach scene because she had a drawing for her blogaversary. See the beach umbrella and the sun and the waves? I just adore these mini quilts!! Thanks so much Lynn. Wowee!!
And she also bought me this sweet wall decor as a housewarming gift. She thought it might go on my sunporch but for now it's in my computer/art room.
I love it! Thanks for being so sweet KJ and for always being so thoughtful.
I really feel like someone or something is being left out. I hope not.
Excuse me, I'm going to go ice my foot now!
Thanks everyone, really. xoxo
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
and Queen Anne's Lace, wild vines that look like grapes,
Milkweed pods, still green and not quite ready to burst open.And the littlest hint that the Autumn I've been waiting for is around the corner.
And then I come home to these cuties who live in my yard.
Don't be shy!
All in all I'd say the walk helped lift my spirits. But sometimes change is just damn hard. Perhaps I'll do two walks today!