Monday, August 29, 2016

Northern Lights 1

Another from Karlyn Holman's workshop - From a series of the Northern Lights --

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fall Sunflowers and Fruit

Several friends and I are just back from a week long workshop at Cheap Joe's in Boone, NC with Karlyn Holman! The facilities, food, home we rented, restaurants and the weather couldn't have been more pleasant!!! And the best part was Karlyn herself -- FUN, informative, filled with new ideas, and megawatts of creativity! I chose fall for many of our project creations ... I suppose it was the incredible 60-75 degree temps, fresh mountain air, and the beginning of the color changes ...

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Herbal Art Retreat

Been preparing for this event for a few weeks.  Had a blast!
Breakfast: Toasted Coconut, Banana and Thyme Muffins
Break:: Boursin Cheese Mix with Herbs
Tortellini with Sage Butter and Olive Oil
Garlic Bread
Herbed Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette
Dessert: Citrus and Rosemary Popsicle
Chocolate Mint with chocolate bits Popsicle
Mint Chocolate Cookies
For the ride home: Aztec Chocolates
Drinks: Coffee, Unsweetened Tea, Herbal Teas, Citrus Mint Punch, Lemon Balm for flavoring tea, Water
For Planting: Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Thyme, Dill

Artwork coming soon ...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Through the Queen Anne's Lace

Journal -- The view of my neighbor's farm through the Queen Anne's Lace.....

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Courtyard at La Romita, Umbria, Italy 2009

I'm participating in a month of journal writing and watercolor.  This is one of this month's entries.  The prompt was "Where would I have liked to spend more time?"
 Journal ‪ #‎NaJoWriMo‬ ‪#‎WorldWatercolorMonth‬

When I think back about a place I had to leave too soon, it would have been the courtyard at La Romita, Umbria, Italy, 2009.
There was something mighty special about that flowered courtyard -- flowers, pots, benches, chairs,fountains, brick and grilled beautiful windows and inviting doors, olive groves behind it, welcoming aromas from the kitchen, the sound of baa-ing lambs and sheep on the farm behind the courtyard, sunlight and shade, a sense of peace. Such beauty -- blue hills behind tawny-hued buildings, birds butterflies -- an oasis - a slice of heaven.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Found Flowers

Been a mighty busy summer. Hope eveyone is having a great one!