Wednesday, September 20, 2017

end of summer

It's hard to believe summer is almost over!  I've had a pretty good one.  I traveled a little, cleaned out closets (ugh!), taught a few art classes, spent time in my studio painting, and spent lots of time with my family!  
I haven't shared online much, but I did manage to take a few pics in the garden this summer that I thought I would show you today.  

I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to autumn! 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cades Cove

My hubby and I opted for a staycation this past week.  I would highly recommend it!
We enjoyed dinner with friends, picnics in the park, outdoor adventures, 
watching movies, eating lots of ice cream, and just enjoying hanging out.
We visited one of our favorite places, Cades Cove, 
and had such a fun time.
And, of course, I had a great time photographing it all:)
Such a fun day with my guy...

 I'll take a picture of you, you take one of me:)

 I'm always fascinated with the patterns in nature.

 A field of flowers...LOVE!

 Made some new friends, too:)!

Happy Summer!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

bouquet from my garden

I love gathering flowers from my garden!
And, I just happen to have a pretty vase from the thrift store:)
Happy Planting!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

flower stalking

Life in the garden lately has been so inspiring.
I'm usually out taking pics...

The lilies below are from my mama's house.
She has an amazing green thumb.  
Aren't they beautiful?!?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

style it up!

Lately, I've enjoyed styling some of my thrifty finds...
Like these amber bottles with pretty ranunculus blooms. 

Found this ironstone beauty recently!  Isn't she stunning?!
A few pieces of my pottery collection.  
Happiness is....finding this blue wooden backdrop at your family's farm.
And, then finding items at the thrift with pretty patina!
Found all these cuties while thrifting with my mama:)
That pretty blue background again!
What fun thrifty things have you found lately?
Happy Hunting, my friends!

spring scenes

I love the change of season.  It's so much fun to change up the decor, too!
I added some straw hats, a big market bag, and a few other springy things to our entryway.
And, of course that led to a photoshoot with my hat and flowers:)
And, then those flowers were moved to the bathroom.
I've also been sprucing up the back porch.
I found this pretty hydrangea for $5 in the clearance section.  
Looks so cute in that enamel bucket!
How are you decorating for spring?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

studio time

Finally, some time in the studio!  
I've waited for inspiration for so long, and it finally arrived with spring colors.
Yay for making messes and long overdue inspiration!

oil pastel time
inspired by designs in crepe myrtle bark

Currently working on the ones below...
little acrylic abstracts on paper
inspired by some of my recent photographs 
 abstracts on canvas
inspired by the space found in between tree branches
Happy Spring! 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

garden vibes

I've been spending lots of time outside enjoying the 
warm sunshine and all the pretty spring colors!
Thought I'd post a few photos taken in my garden...

 Wheelbarrow full of happy...

 Messy potting bench makes me so happy!
Looks like spring has finally sprung!