Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pillow Talk

Boxwood Garden
Herbarium
Mossy Logs
Lepidoptera
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Just a few of the pillow patterns I designed for one of my retail stores.
The thing I love the most about the pillows is that the fabric is designed by me,
they are sewn by a local workroom, and sold through a local, boutique business.
We're all neighbors working within a half mile of each other.
How that happened in such a rural village is amazing to me!
I have a few sample for sale in my Etsy shop.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer Days





"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - 
three such days with you I could fill with more 
delight than fifty common years could ever contain." 
Painting piles of butterflies and I cannot but think of John Keats and Fanny Brawne.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Against All Odds


Nature seems so cruel these days.
Predation, bad weather, pesticides, disease, you name it.
Snakes eating baby birds and eggs, birds eating butterflies and insects.
It seems so vicious at times and somehow these species survive.
Against all odds.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Day Dreaming





 Dreamy blues and verdant greens.
New paintings in my shop!


Monday, May 23, 2016

Escape



It's been raining for weeks.
With only a few days of sun, I had to escape.
What better way than with paint?
I think it was Louise Borgeois that said,
"Art is a guaranty of sanity."
Well, perhaps she is right.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bulbs and Bees






Spring bulbs are blooming and the bees are busy.
I love these warm and sunny spring days.
I'm inspired to draw some botanicals, which is perfect segue 
into a new project that I've been dreaming about.
Time to get out my dip pen and ink!