Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Weekend!!!

A three-day weekend...nothing like it!! My plans include the following:

Relaxing as much as possible...


Watching my garden grow...


Admiring the hummingbirds...they just arrived this week...


And indulging in frozen goodness...


Let the summer begin!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Purple Haze Friday

I was most excited about this day...purple is my favorite color!

Purple Sage blossoms...if you look closely, you can see a face!


Little Bees love the Purple blooms on the Lamb's Ears!!


Not sure of the name of this little purple beauty...


Purple Clematis...


Add a little purple sparkle to your day...


Color week has been so much fun!! Thank you everyone for your sweet comments...and a big Thank you to Lisa for your inspiration!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Red Hot Thursday!!

Today is Red Hot Thursday...Pink and Red Day...
Some of my favorite red and pink things....

A yummy red breakfast...


A fruity pink smoothie...


A red patent purse...


A comfy red rocker...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mellow Yellow and Orange Crush

Colors of the day are yellow and orange...

These cute orange swimmers greeted me last week...


Mr. Tidy refers to these yellow beauties as weeds...I beg to differ...


Love an aged orange terracotta pot...


Antique yellow costume jewelry on an antique Blue Willow plate...how divine!


And what's a day without great tunes...here's two:
Orange Crush, and
Mellow Yellow...
Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Green Day

Tuesday is Green Day...

I love coneflowers...they are just starting to open in my garden...can't wait for all the pink that will follow this beautiful green!!!


I love any kind of green mossy concrete...this gargoyle is slowly aging in my garden.


Artichokes are one of my favorite green things to eat...


We're attempting to grow green zuchinni this year...we'll see...


Enjoy your Tuesday!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Start of Color Week...

It's color week. And the color for the day is BLUE. I woke up to a perfect blue sky...I haven't seen one of those in a sooooooooo long! I decided to post some of my favorite blue things....

My favorite blue flower...
I found these hydrangeas starting to bloom this morning...what a glorious sight to behold. They will forever remind me of my Grandmother (Mimi). I love having them in my garden for that reason.


My favorite blue necklace...
When I wear this I think of my favorite artist, Frida Kahlo. She will always inspire and teach me through her art.


Enjoy your Day!
And check out the other blogs that are participating in color week. Click here to see more.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wanna Play?


I'm super excited to play a color game next week! Curious Girl Lisa had this wonderful idea to pick a color a day and post your favorite photograph showcasing that color. Lisa's blog is so inspirational...full of color and joy! Be sure to check it out!

The Game Rules
Monday...blue
Tuesday...green
Wednesday...oranges and yellows
Thursday...pinks and reds
Friday...purple

This will be so much fun...do you wanna play?
Guess I better get busy...

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's Friday!!

I have enjoyed playing around with my macro lens and photoshop this week...there is sooo much to learn and I am having fun experimenting. I have mentioned before that I love antiques...I also love old photos. Here's my attempt at making my photos appear antique-y. I'm still learning...many more to come soon...



This one is my favorite...


I'm also working on three paintings at the moment...hoping to finish them soon. Here's a sneak peek...

This one is large (for me). I usually work on smaller canvases, but I've enjoyed this 30x40 canvas!

Very early stages of this one...

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's almost here...summer, that is!! The weather is finally warm, the sun is boldly shining, and I have a spring in my step!!
There are so many things I love about summer....here are a few...

Brand spankin' new sidewalk chalk...

Cut-offs...


The smell of my straw hat...

What do you love about summer???
I'm starting this day with coffee overload...in high hopes that it will generate a day of cleaning...we'll see...those tubes of paint are looking much more exciting than those baskets of laundry...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Yippeeeee!!! The Sun is Out!!!


The sun is finally out after a week of rain!! I spent a wonderful morning at the University Gardens snapping flowers and then headed to Sunspot for a yummy lunch. My favorite flower is the purple iris and what a treat to find lots of them at the garden! More pics to follow soon. Enjoy your day!!!