Friday, May 23, 2014

New Blooms

Brilliant, purple clematis
New blooms are popping up all over the place! From the vegetable garden to the flower bed, our property is awash in painting inspiration. Have a look!

Snow pea blossoms
Blackberry bushes

Can't wait to taste these blueberries.
Hooray for little squashes!

Raspberries--my favorite fruit!

Amazing amaryllis I got from my grandmother's yard.

We also got to pick some strawberries at a farm that's not far from our house. They didn't last long!

 Until next time....
Peace be with you!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Planting Seeds...

Back in March, the kids and I began planting seeds indoors in preparation for the new growing season! It's so exciting to plan the garden and start what will result in lots of delicious veggies during the hot summer to come.
 There's nothing like getting your hands dirty--and no better anti-depressant than sunshine and helping things grow!

Sadly, our beloved black Labrador retriever passed away last fall. It was heartbreaking and I still miss her very much. We decided to add a new member to our family not long ago, though, in the form of a beautiful blue Doberman puppy. Meet Lucy--

Of course, it is now May and flowers are popping up everywhere around our place! Get a load of the snowball bush next to our front porch.

There is some beautiful purple clematis growing on a pyramidal trellis right beside it. I'll get some new photos of the developing garden, too, soon!
I also want to direct you to the wonderful folks over at DiaNoche Designs. They have been carrying products featuring my artwork for about a year now. The results are fabulous! They offer a huge array of artistic home d├ęcor including shower curtains, pillows, illuminated wall art and much more.
Primavera Shower Curtain
Ease on the Reef Duvet Cover
Peace be with you!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Biscuits and A Couple of New Works...

About once per month I like to make a big batch of sweet potato biscuits for freezing. It saves money, time, and my sanity on school mornings. It's always so nice to roll out of bed and pop some little, frozen circles in the oven and then, twenty minutes later, we're all enjoying fresh, homemade goodness. My monkeys like to help out with cutting them....

We also picked up a large mess of turnip greens at the farmer's market. We cooked these nice and slow with some onion, garlic and vegetable broth. Delicious!

The best part of making the biscuits is tasting them!

I also got to work on some new paintings! They are now available in the old Etsy shop!

The Readers
The Readers

Spring in Violet and Gold
Spring in Violet and Gold
Peace be with you!