Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Rose

Have you ever looked at the color and shading in a rose? The intricate details of each petal. A rose seemed to have been made just for us to stop, look and smell.

I have a beautiful rose bush that is the wild type growing up the side of my front steps. I am letting it go. It is dropping off its beautiful petals on my stairs and driveway as though it is preparing to let a bride walk down the aisle. It is dropping it's petals as though a bride would lay petals out on her bed for her groom.

I am interested in making rose water and am going to google it. I'll let you know if it works.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Today, I did my first listing for Etsy. I know this is probably not so big of a deal but it just is. My family had a family meeting yesterday; all of us including my husband and we talked about all of the things that need to get done and should be done in our home. So today, we spent 3 hours working on home business, taking photos of my husband and myself because our editor needs them for our books.

Soon, I will have my book online and have more art work on Etsy and on my blog for all to see:)

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Collection

Those little old postcards of holidays and children playing or a man and woman walking together with umbrellas, cards from the early 1900's; these little jewels are my collection. Inexpensive to collect ranging from $1.00 to $4.00 is well worth the joy they bring. A bit whimsical, with some having sayings on them or the name of the holiday, these cards decorate an antique window shutter in my kitchen and are collected safely in an antique pocketbook. I visit these cards as though they are the Mona Lisa in the Boston Museum of Fine Art. They are now free to look at on a daily basis and can be copied or implemented as originals into my art work. I am quite afraid of doing that though. So from now on, I am going to make a colored copy of the piece and plan a rough sketch with paints and papers or even drawn out with colored pencils. Then, if I feel it is a workable piece and I am inspired enough, I will apply it to a canvas and paint and collage away.

Toady's new piece is two lovely girls standing next to each other with a bit of sparkle added to a rope they are holding onto as they stand in water. this precious piece was found in a box in a store in Newburyport Massachusetts. Right before getting in to the van with my husband and kids, I found a little store, sort of an antique shop, everything greatly priced; from furniture to glassware, old books (I loved one that I just could not buy today. It was a psalter from the mid 1800's. Songs written by Watts were in the book without the music. Unbelievable poetry that was sung in church years ago played by an organist. But I at least walked out with the cute little picture of those girls.