Monday, November 24, 2014

Another Round...

Decided I wanted to paint the yellow roses, again....



I love how they turned out.


And I am creating summer and winter at the same time, because that is just how I am....



Have a great Thanksgiving!





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Thursday, November 20, 2014

And More New Art.....

I stole a few minutes (hours) to paint over the last week...



 Of course, I had to paint the backs, too....





Many more are "close" to being complete. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my inspiration links for the floral bouquets.....




I wasn't trying to duplicate the photo. I was simply trying to use the original photos for inspiration. (The original photos are linked on my Pinterest Board Inspiration for My Art.)




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Monday, November 10, 2014

New Art from the Weekend

I had a productive weekend. How about you?
Mini 6"x6" paintings....




And some larger Christmas pieces on rustic wood...


Please note that the wood is reclaimed and is not professionally framed - just kinda casual, whimsical art!





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Sunday, November 2, 2014

New Art to Start November

floral art

Not sure why I am painting magnolias in November.  I just felt like it, I guess.


(That floral arrangement sold quickly, after posting it on Instagram).

I love this little church....


And I'm getting a few of my Santa's ready for this season...

8"x8" $50 free shipping

Fun, fun!

Have a great day.



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October

October is by far my favorite month of the year. I'll bet I am not alone on this.

I've worked and worked some more, and found a few hours to do some things I enjoy.

Like drive down dirt roads in rural Georgia in the fall....


That one is in Taliaferro County, Georgia - we were on a
 mission to find my husband's great-great-great-great grandfather's grave.
 And we found it! He fought in the Revolutionary War. 

On the way home we passed this old church....


Antioch Baptist c. 1899.  One of my favorite local websites is Historic Rural Churches of Georgia and they write about the history of this church here: Antioch Baptist.

October means cotton in Georgia...


Perhaps I should slow down, literally and figuratively, and smell the roses cotton?


Much like my life, it's all a blur due to a much too fast pace.

The cotton has been my muse this month ...



 I spent a day in Louisiana for work. On the back road between Baton Rouge and the NOLA airport, I passed this stunner....



And a few other pretty shots out my car window along this stretch of this South...







It's sugar cane season in Louisiana, if you were wondering.


I hope you are enjoying your October. 

Have a great day!



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Prattville Flea Market Finds and Historic Homes in Alabama

I traveled to Alabama for work, yesterday. This time to Prattville, Alabama. My meeting was delayed, so I was forced to go into three flea markets and Goodwill.  The last stop was the charm. I spent a whopping $2.74 while shopping. That may be a record.

Here is my haul...


I found this Crate and Barrel mold/vase thingy that has a nice shape for my bookshelves....



I also found a Santa mug that looks vintage enough to fit right into my vintage Santa mug collection.



Do you see the prices on those? Just making sure you understand my impressive flea market shopping abilities. This particular store was J & G Flea Market & Antique on E. Main Street. Prattville Pickers also had a nice selection of antique furniture, back in the rear of the store.

Here is a Greek Revivial home-turned-museum in Prattville that you may have seen on my Instagram feed, yesterday...



I took the back roads part of the way. I'm sure you are not surprised.

Here is my route...



I accidentally turned onto "Airport Road" near Coosada and realized I wanted the old roads, not the new roads through the area. (I'm always looking for the older homes, and they tend to be on the original routes through an area - probably not on a street named "Airport Road".) I turned off Airport Road and happened upon a beautiful lane with moss covered oak trees. This house was on that short street....



The Elms circa 1836

I drove through several charming towns. Here is a church in Wetumpka...



Downtown Wetumpka

Mansion Street in Wetumpa...



Passed cotton fields that will be harvested in the next week or so...


  Perhaps I should have slowed down a bit? 



I did not get out of the car for these two photos, either. This church and home were next door to each other in the small town of Notasulga, Alabama. The sun was just about to set.


Traveling is always an adventure.

Have a great weekend.


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It's Fall!


I've been busy painting a bit.


These little mini's are 6"x6" and are $35 each plus $5 shipping.




This last cotton field is a bigger painting that I haven't quite finished tweaking...




Enjoy this October day!!




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