Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hollyhocks & Happy

It's Mosaic Monday!
I've been MIA for awhile. We went on a wonderful vacation to Seattle & Hawaii and I've been trying to catch up ever since... haven't painted in weeks! Hopefully, life will slow down a bit.

This will be the first September in 21 years that I don't have to go "back to school".
I am so very happy!!!

Check out the great mosaics at Mary's Little Red House and thanks for visiting me today!


31 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Oh Carol, what gorgeous watercolors!!! Many thanks for sharing your wonderful talent at Mosaic Monday. :)

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  2. Wow, the first time in 21 years? I work at a school and next Monday is our first day. It's probably been about 20 years for me, too ~ come to think of it!
    I've been MIA as well. Busy summer. Your hollyhock painting is quite cheery.

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  3. Beautiful Mosaic and Blog! You are a very talented artist too!

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  4. Beautiful watercolor! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful painting! I love watercolors too :)

    ~Susan

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  6. What gorgeous paintings. I love your header too. I paint but want to learn watercolor. Will be following. Sharon

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  7. Carol, these are the most magnificent hollyhocks that I have seen. Your composition and technique are brilliant.

    Karen

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  8. A beautiful painting and such a great artistic talent. Love your water color mosaic!

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  9. I was so glad when my kids were done with school.
    Your hollyhocks are lovely. I grow black ones. They are pretty unusual.

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  10. So beautiful! You are an amazing painter!

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  11. Your paintings are gorgeous. I admire your talent.

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  12. Hi Carol
    popped over to your blog from mine at http://jackieslifeinsurrey-1.blogspot.com/

    I can see that you are very artistic, I love the hollyhocks. I will now become a follower so I can see your gorgeous artwork. Jackie.

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  13. Hi Carol:

    I love watercolors and yours are fantastic!!!

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  14. Sounds like you are having a fun summer! I love HollyHocks I used to grow them in Colorado... I don't know if they grow in Arizona! And I love watercolor! Your painting is just beautiful, thanks for sharing it!
    Have a wonderful week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  15. Reminds me of my mother. Where I grew up she always had thousand of huge hollyhocks all over the garden. Thankyou for reminding me of my childhood.

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  16. The paintings of the hollyhock are enchanting! I love hollyhocks. Wish I could paint. But I just "paint" the garden outside, which means I enjoy what grows without much help from me! Lovely, lovely mosaic.
    Brenda

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  17. What a beautiful mosaic! You're very talented!

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  18. Absolutely breathtaking! I love your work!

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  19. Beautiful, love how you created those. I love hollyhocks!

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  20. What a beautiful watercolor, Carol! I love hollyhocks! I have a rose of sharon from my grandmother's yard and they remind me of each other. Wooo hooo! Isn't retirement great? I love it that I'm having a cup of coffee in my jammies when I hear the school bus go through the neighborhood. No more bus duty!!! lol Happy week!...Debbie

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  21. What a LOVELY mosaic of watercolor hollyhocks! As a happily retired teacher, I remember what that first September was like ... and every September thereafter ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  22. Fabulous :~)
    Thanks for your visit.

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  23. This is wonderful. I'm going to copy you next week!

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  24. I would certainly skip a few posts to vacation in Hawaii! Lucky you!

    Your painting is so beautiful. I've always admired those of you who can watercolor. They're my favorite paintings.

    (And I'm one of those who returned to school.... I'm teaching 91 (and counting) 8th-graders literature and language arts!

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  25. What a beautiful way to come back! laurie

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