Friday, May 30, 2014

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday again and I actually have art to share. Seems I'm only getting here every other week this year. But I check everyone else out every week :) 
This weeks art is a 5x7 inch card that I made to send my daughter. 
She is an avid fan of the Grateful Dead and even followed them on tour the last year that Jerry Garcia was alive. Memories for life were made that year. Now she's all grown up and married with kids and has gone back to school and is now working on her Doctorate Degree in Early Childhood Education. 
Our schedules are so busy that we don't get to see each other often and I've really been missing her a lot the past 2 weeks. A road trip is in my near future!
Here's the art...

Still spending most of my free time outside these days. Here's a few shots of what's blooming this week. 
 This is the only Iris I have left blooming and it just happens to be my favorite :) I'm thinking that this fall I am going to plant some re-blooming Iris .  
My Rose's are a little worse for the wear this year. The trellis these climb on broke in one of the late winter storms we had this Spring  :( and I haven't gotten around to replacing it yet. So much repair work this year after such a brutal winter.  
 Even the peonies only had a few blooms... but they were beautiful . 
 I've started a new Wisteria Vine , growing up and around an old basketball hoop. 

I started it 3 years ago from a runner off my big vine out back and this is the first year it has bloomed. I've trimmed it up some and wrapped it around the hoop more since these photos but it's pouring outside so no new photo. It does look much better and I have a bigger concrete pot to replant it in. I'm hoping it starts looking more like a tree soon

The bleeding hearts are one of the few shade flowers that survived the winter. Most of my hosta's didn't :( 

 So that' s it for the flowers .
Todays thoughts....

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Paint Party Friday

Another Friday already and time to join Eva and Kristin in another fun Paint Party Friday!!! Thank you ever so much for hosting this...some weeks it's the only motivator I have for my art. 
 Last week I thought I posted a couple of WIP photos but I don't see them here they are (hopefully) again. 

The on going flower theme  :)  
This week I worked on one of them for a bit and this is where it is now...
It's not done yet....but I'm still not sure where it's going. 
Rain and cold weather has moved back in and I've had "down" time this week. My body reacts unfavorably to weather changes and I just have to let it rest  a lot when that happens. I did get some flower photos and since some of you asked me to share last week here are a few. 

Ok so maybe it was more than a few...but you did ask :) 
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Friday, May 9, 2014

Paint Party Friday

It's REALLY Spring!
After the ever so long and ever so cold winter Spring has finally arrived to stay. So the last few weeks have found me mostly outside working in the yard. I've tried to get in some art here and there but it's been difficult when all I can think of is what I'm going to plant where and when :)
 I'm so far behind in my life book that I'll probably be retired before it's finished .....and that's a few years away yet. 
Here is the only art project that I did get totally finished since I posted last....way back in early April.

 It's my first ever pop-up art and one of the lessons in LifeBook. Week six actually so now you know just how far behind I really am. 
Here are a couple of WIP's that really have no definition of where they are going yet ...other than I have flowers on my mind :) 
Today's thought...

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”

― Swami Vivekananda

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