Friday, April 17, 2015

Grow In To Beauty - Orchids

I've gotten more mileage out of this has been my favorite thing to paint this winter! It has held up under "stage lights" in poses of all directions! This one (or two as it is a dyptich) can be hung together....or I wrote the words so that they would make sense either way.

Here's another studio view:
Make a habit of finding beauty where ever you can...and bring it where it needs to be! Share it with others, along with your beautiful smile!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Garden Journal Sketchbook - slowly but surely!

Things are pretty slow this year in the garden.  I've been keeping a garden journal for the last couple years, and these little green nubs (as seen on Good Friday -  April 3rd of this year) are our daffodils! Last year on Good Friday, they were already up and opened, like so:
and yes, last year Good Friday fell on the 18th... which is tomorrow. They are still not ready to open! They're up...and I can see the  bloom heads waiting...just waiting for that right time to pop open! Well, I'm gonna just quit looking. In fact I'm going down to DC this weekend to visit daughters and see cherry blossoms! Hopefully when I get back home the daffs will be in bloom. Hubby might even get to see them before me! If they pop open while I'm gone, I'm sure he'll send me a photo! 

So, I know what I'll probably be painting next week!! 

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Garnet and Gold Orchids with Studio View

18"x6"x2" oil on cradled archival panel
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You're mind is a garden.
Your thoughts are the seeds.
You can grow flowers....
Or you can grow weeds.

I think this one needs no explaining. Wishing you a day filled with love and light - what you bring to yourself, you bring to the world. 

Yes, I'm still loving these orchids. This is the one I brought home from the Boston Flower Show a couple weeks ago.  Behind it is a wonderful piece of cloth from India (that I happened to buy in France!). I love the rich color & the stamp print on the surface!

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