Friday, January 16, 2015

Paint Party Friday

It's Friday already ? 
Where has all of the time gone? 
I've been busy busy here with some of my other projects around here and not a whole lot of painting going on. 
I've been working with the herbs that having been hanging all around the house :) 
Getting them cleaned off of their stems and into jars and labeled. Also made up some salves and tinctures.

I also had to work up a batch of soap for and order and for us and my daughter. I hadn't realized we were so low. This time I used the stems from some of the herbs and simmered them in water for a good will and then used this infused water in one batch of soap. I really like the way it turned out a LOT! I had use sage and added a small amount of Patchouli EO and it smells wonderful I'll be making more of that real soon.

So now to the art. Which is really why we're here to begin with :) 
This week I finished another Echinacea done with acrylics on a 12in X 12in canvas. 

I seem to have summer and flowers on my mind a lot this weeks.  
Today's Random Thoughts

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Paint Party Friday


  1. Hi Carol, missed your blog the past few days! Your echinacea is fantastic, what a wonderful painting! And love the ideas you used in your soaps and potions etc, they look great, and I can smell them from here! Hugs, Valerie

  2. this must smell fantastic and the echinacea painting is gorgeous Carol!
    Happy weekend!

  3. Oh ... herbs and herb-centered handmade *and* herbal art!

    Needless to say, I love everything about this post!


  4. Awesome! I do love herbs and spices. Your painting is wonderful. Have a great day Carol.

  5. beautiful flower painting Carol! I too have summer on the brain:) I can just smell those wonderful herbs and oils...mmmm

  6. Oh Carol you must send me your soap recipe and what kind of Patchouli you's my favourite note in any kind of perfume or soap. Cupcake is into making bath salts and beard oil and such just for the family. Love the flower and the quotes...powerful post and Yes talking about anything creative is a wonderful thing to bring to the party!! Loved this post thank you!!

    Hugs Giggles