Gifts from the Kitchen, Octoberfest Basket

I love to give baskets full of goodies for special occasions, I think gift baskets are just as much fun for the giver as the receiver because you get to shop for all the goodies!       I was at Fresh Market the other day and after picking out some flowers for my daughter’s … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.ย  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.ย  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week         How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Lidy’s Flowers”

  Day 27, World Watercolor Month!!         I almost managed to do one watercolor each day this month, ๐Ÿ˜… some very small and simple and others more complicated         When I’m working on a large and detailed painting I set up my easel with the model photo on the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Checkmate!

I made this flower arrangement several months ago with these crazy black & white check flowers from MacKenzie-Childs I have been dying to share it with you, but I wanted to wait until the back ordered bee stems arrived         Well, buzz buzz, the bees finally flew in the other day, just … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tropical Palms

  Come dine with me by the tropical sea       Instead writing a silly poem today, I’m going to let you relax and enjoy the view, and maybe feel a sea breeze or two…                                       … Continue reading

Party Panache, Summer Holiday Week

  It’s been a busy 1st week of July         If you celebrate the 4th, I hope you had a fun filled time!         Everyone lines up on our street for our annual community 4th of July parade         ย Vintage cars         Patriotic … Continue reading

Creations, New Tabletop Products!!

I am so excited about 3 brand new tabletop products now available my Society 6 Shop   Coasters, Serving Trays, and Cutting Boards!   “Buzzzzzz” coasters “Firecracker” serving tray Garden Tomatoes cutting board     Take a peek!         “Breezy Palms” Serving or Decorative Tray             “Spice … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Buffet & Watermelon Cupcakes

One of my favorite things to do is arrange the large kitchen island seasonally, setting out plates and self serve pieces so everything is handy at meal time         Right now there is a summer vignette is set on the high top end, with beach chair and palm tree candles, an old … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Tomatoes

Before I made Summer Tomato Slab Pie I took a photo of the beautiful garden tomatoes so I could paint them         If you look closely you can see many different colors on what at first glance is a simple red tomato         So many different shades of red, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Seahorse

Last week we had Fun with Watermelon, experimenting with different mediums.ย  This week I intended to do a rough sketch to refer to as I painted a decorative board, but I ended up getting a little carried away… so you can see two very different versions of the seahorse, one in marker and ink, and … Continue reading

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