August 31, 2011

Season Change

I began the process of getting the garden ready for the next season today.  I still have quite a bit blooming, but even my bloomers are looking tired.  I weeded and cleared off everything that is over and done with.  I am looking forward to fall plantings and decided that now would be a good as time as any to start a garden journal. 
I Lost My Summer Garden

August 29, 2011

Monday Morning Glory

I planted Morning Glory and Moon Flower vines intermingled outside my bedroom window.  It has been like clockwork when the Moon Flowers begin to close up the morning glories are opening. You can almost stand there and watch them change shifts.  This color of blue is pretty supernatural. 

August 26, 2011

Friday Picture Treat

My son Asher and I just finished our first week of school together.  I know now and I know I will look back over time and understand that our days learning together are so precious and of a great great value.  I picked a book written by Rob D. Walker and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon for this week's picture treat because it is a great way to finish off our first week.
Mama says be strong  Mama says be bright  Mama says sometimes hard work may keep you up at night.

Mama says be honest  Mama says be true  Mama says to put my heart in everything I do.
I can't say enough about how much I admire Leo and Diane Dillon's work.  There are great words about them at JVJ publishing illustrators site and a great collection on google images of some of their work. 

I hope to see some of you at the Arts and Faith Festival at Brookstown United Methodist tomorrow.  I will be presenting some of my work and speaking at 10 a.m. if your up at at'em at that time! Check my August 12th post titled Arts and Faith Festival Coming Soon for details if you need them.   Have a great weekend!

August 23, 2011

Little Faces

I've always loved collections of things.  I hardly matters what it is if I see a little grouping of a particular thing. Boxes, pencils, cat whiskers, broken glass...  I realized the other day that I have quite the collection of little faces around the house.  Speaking of little faces, today my son Asher and I had our first day of second grade here at home and my daughter Alice had her first day of seventh grade at Redeemer School.  It was a big success on both counts! 

August 22, 2011

Three Years!

This is my sweet husband and my third wedding anniversary.  I am so thankful.  This is a little gift I made him to help celebrate the occasion. 

August 17, 2011

Oscar Howe

                        Oscar Howe was and American Indian artist who opened doors and minds with his amazing paintings. He was born in 1915 on an Indian Reservation.  He died in 1983.  His life and art career are well worth looking checking out.  You can find out more about him at
Google images on him give a pretty good selection of his work as well.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy!

August 13, 2011

Sweet Skellies

Alice and her dear friend Rachael covered themselves in glow sticks last night and went for an evening walk.  It was really funny seeing them walking and dancing in the dark.  A good time was had by all.

August 12, 2011

Art and Faith Festival Coming Soon

 I will be speaking at 10 a.m. and will be presenting my painting titled "Never Thrist Again" at that time.  I will also have "Joy, Service and Vessels" with me for it's debut appearence.  Hope to see y'all!
"Never Thirst Again"

August 3, 2011

Another Picture Treat

I was pretty much obsessed with my picture books when I was a little girl.  I would look over the pictures in my favorite books hundreds and hundreds of times.  I would stare at them until I could walk inside of them.  My view master blew my mind when it came along!  Anyway,  I had a copy of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales that was illustrated by Dagmar Berkova.  This was one of the chosen.  These illustrations all had something about them that scared me a little bit and so attracted me that way as well as being beautiful and mysterious.  Here are just a few out of my worn out book...
Illustrations by Dagmar Berkova