Monday, April 14, 2014

a rainbow of butterflies

This butterfly was painted for a sweet customer in California.
It's going to decorate her daughter's room.  What a pleasure to paint for mother & daughter!

I then had fun in Photoshop changing the colors 
for more butterflies for the shop.

lilac butterfly

orchid butterfly

spring green butterfly

blue butterfly
 peach butterfly

each print is 8" x 10"
in the shop now

Thursday, April 3, 2014

new peony

new watercolor of a tree peony
8" x 10" print in the shop

I love painting all those petals!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Call the Midwife is back!

Yes!  Jenny, Chummy, Trixie ,Cynthia
& the Sisters are back!
I love this show and especially Chummy.
There was plenty of Chummy in the story last night.

It was followed by Mr. Selfridge which I also enjoy.
When we visited London last spring, we walked into Selfridges.
Of course it's very modern now, but when I turned 
around, there was the old entrance facade preserved.

Any Midwife or Selfridge fans out there?

Monday, March 17, 2014

pink orchids

pink orchids watercolor
11" x 14"
in the shop

Painted this from one of my Longwood Gardens Orchid Show photos.
This is a Calanthe orchid.


A very Happy St. Patrick's Day today!
It looks like this outside:

but like this inside:

Have a great week!  Spring begins on Thursday!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


I'm finally back to blogging and painting after
a too long hiatus.
We're back from a warm sunny trip.
Laundry is caught up, housekeeping is caught up,
appointments have been made and kept.
Snow is on the way tonight.

My daughter and I did our annual Philadelphia Flower Show/
Longwood Gardens Orchid Show day today.
Such a joy to look at all those gorgeous flowers!
The image above is of Longwood's hanging orchids.
Just stunning!

And to brighten your winter day,
a view of the conservatory...
all dressed up for Spring.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

still improving

I'm very hesitant to show you what's behind these doors.
This is my laundry room closet.
It's used for seasonal decorations, except for Christmas and Halloween.  
Those items are stored in big bins in our garage and attic.

I change my foyer table every month or so with the seasons, holidays, etc.
There are a lot of small items to store, plus a few odds and ends like
my gym bag, flower pots, glass cloches, decorative plates, etc.

I know you want a peek, but it is dreadful.
When I finally broke a plate while trying to wedge it out,
I knew that was it.
Time to organize.

from this:

Oh, yes, that was in my house.

to this:

The shelves in the "before" closet were my biggest obstacle.
I was haphazardly stacking everything.  Putting away something
meant stuffing it into any available spot.
I now have three more big shelves and all shelves are 20" deep.

Now, just like the rest of my house, there's a place for everything.
If you're new to my blog, check out the last two posts.
I've done more projects in this busy January.

I'm linking to Susan's
Metamorphosis Monday
Great ideas on that blog!