Monday, May 19, 2008
of the beautiful well established plant is gorgeous.
I have several of the plants and fight the bees for the Lavender every year.
I do let them have some, because we do like our honey as well.
I made this bunch to grace the cover of birthday cards.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thus begins my journey to fill the halls with paintings.
"Spring in North Idaho"
we went straight from winter to summer.
I tried a salt sprinkle on wet paint that formed individual snow flakes on the painting.
"The Pond at Dusk"
We lived near a cattle ranch in California and the herds would gather to be fed about the time I finished my homework from school and had a chance to go for a walk. I would take my little sister Heidi and we would walk over two sets of hills and make it to the pond to enjoy watching the frogs jump, and hear the cows mooing in the distance. It was always so beautiful to sit by the pond in the hot sun of an Indian summer afternoon. But a time or two we stayed a bit too late. It was worth the trouble I got into just to see the pond at dusk as the fog began to roll in. Good thing we brought the flashlight.
"Mountain Top Tranquility"
It was our 20th wedding Anniversary and dear Husband and I took a road trip to Canada. The Crags we saw were so beautiful and majestic that we stopped by the side of the road to take a picture and toss some rocks into the river at our feet. There were so many beautiful sites on that trip, and it was just nice to get away for awhile.
" Twighlight Tea"
My first attempt at experimenting with depth dimension on an interior subject.As well as white's on white. It reminds me of the night sky in Northern California and the moment of quite after a busy day of day care and raising our boys. Wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Of course I could do without the memories of the deer eating my roses out front!
Thus concludes the first set of paintings by Ladybug....