Sunday, May 22, 2011

WIP and.... is it May or Oct?

The month seems to be dashing by at lightning speed. Just thought I would share one of my works in progress. This frog fellow is right at home perched atop his little pumpkin.
Speaking of little pumpkins....
I've always had fun with seeing how long a pumpkin from the previous season will last.
So far this one is doing pretty well, although I noticed there's a hint of mold dust on the backside.
He was bought in Sept of 2010 and I think he looks pretty good in the May garden!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I'm now in the monthly PFATT Marketplace, which updates tomorrow!

I've been a member of the group "Primitive Folk Art Talk & Tea" or PFATT for short,
for several months now, but I hadn't yet signed on to their monthly PFATT Marketplace... but...
I'm all signed up and will be offering my first piece tomorrow.
PFATT Marketplace updates with new pieces from it's artists
the 10th of every month, at 10am Pacific Standard Time.
Lots of wonderful hand made, by the artists, Folk Art to be had.

This month I'm offering ..
"Uncle Sam Chicken"
He's hand carved out of Basswood and he's a genuine Yankee Doodle Doo!

Just check out that red and white striped vest and star spangled hat band!
He's also quite the dapper fellow with his spats and bow tie.

So please do have a peep tomorrow if you're interested.
and Thank You for looking! :-)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tour Spring's Abundance

I'd mentioned that I went to the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour
this last weekend, and I thought that I would share some of the lovely sights of the day
throughout a few postings.

 For years it was thought that many wonderful flowers that you might only
see growing on the east coast, would not do well here in the California desert like weather. But an amazing lady named Mary Lou Heard, was instrumental in cultivating and selling old fashioned cottage perennials, that not only survived but indeed thrived. Mary Lou was a wonderful lady who owned a small but mighty garden shop in Westminster, California.
You never knew what amazing new things you'd see from visit to visit. 
Flowers such as "Love in a Mist", "Queen Anne's lace", or "Picasso's Petunia".

Today's post is from the garden of  my friend Peggy.
It was her first time to exhibit and despite some previous gusty wind, the
weather was perfect, and everything just came together for an ideal day.

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
~Lydia M. Child

Poppy Hill