Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas card time


 I finished up my cards on Sunday.  Every year I wonder why I don't start earlier.


This year, I used my orchid painting for our cards.

The original is more pink and painted from a photo I took at Longwood Gardens.
I deepened the flowers to a more red shade through PhotoShop.

Now cards and decorating are done.
One more shopping run and a little baking to do!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

new cards



An original pastel painting by Amanda,
printed into glossy blank cards.
Only 3 sets of 3 available

We just got our 600th sale!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

blooming in the house



My paperwhites bloomed a bit ahead of schedule.
 I love the elegant look of these flowers, but I don't like the fragrance.
These bulbs have a milder scent.


I'm looking forward to painting them.


Also blooming, some violets



and a beautiful orchid my daughter brought for Thanksgiving.

Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Foyer table


My foyer table decorated for Halloween.
Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

another lavender field


Another lovely pastel painting from Amanda!
available in the shop
5" x 7" print


also in the shop
5" x 7" print

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Provence lavender field

https://www.etsy.com/listing/206867785/provence-lavender-field-5-x-7-giclee

My daughter and I visited the lavender fields in Provence
this summer.  We timed our trip perfectly to see 
the fields in bloom and hear the bees buzzing.

We both wanted to paint from the many pictures we took.
Amanda beat me to it!  Her pastel painting is so beautiful.
Available in the shop as a 5" x 7" print.

meanwhile:
I'm working on a commission that I just love


I started it three times before I was happy with it.
Still a lot of work to do.

Hope your weekend was lovely!

Friday, September 19, 2014

a little Autumn





I ready for a little Autumn in my home,
but not pumpkins and Halloween.
We are rushed into Halloween the moment September begins.

To me, September is about apples and soft reds and greens and golds.
 

I found these apples in the floral department of Wegmans.
I removed the sticks they were on and nestled them in a 
little basket and on some greens.

The shelf stand has been used for years and is perfect for
my foyer seasonal displays.  
I should post more of these. I change it every month.


I also updated my fall wreath, taking out the bright
orange and yellow flowers.


Joann Fabrics had these pretty branches of rose hips
and clusters of apples and pears.  Perfect for my September!

My Halloween boxes will come out, but not for a few more weeks.
I'm savoring a soft September first.