Autumn is Pink

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Pink is everywhere in my world these days – even at the zoo!  I’m drawn to it’s soft blush in the transition from summer to autumn.  My hydrangea, dahlias, and fall anemone are all in shades of pink.  I’m also working on a template for paper hellebore flowers!  Stay tuned for that ; )  Do you have a favorite late summer/autumn color right now?

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Woodland Flowers

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Loving these shadeloving flowers from a garden I toured yesterday with my girlfriends – flower goals for my own gardens someday!!!  I did bring home a pot of red trillium – finally!  So excited to have found one and have it planted in a special little woodland border at home! I’ve been wanting a red trillium for my garden for over ten years!

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Spring Woodland Garden

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I take a walk around the yard nearly every day to see what is blooming…sometimes kitty comes too – I think she expects me to be hunting mice with her ; )

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I take a 3 mile walk every day too, for exercise, and when I get home I like to sit a minute on the porch and rest – kitty likes that too!  How is your spring going?  I hope you’re enjoying all the spring flowers where ever you are!

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Early Winter

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The first snows have come making everything white outside.  I’ve been enjoying my green, growing plants inside and brought home a few new ones: a paperwhite bulb, and helleborus from Trader Joe’s – they bring me joy every time I see them!  I turn to baking this time of year too and did a little illustration inspired by apple pie: cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, and an old New England variety apple!

Tree of Life

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“…a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
…and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”  Revelation 22:1+2

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Bit o’ Night

This idea popped into my head while I was sitting in church on Sunday morning.  The minister said something about how we can’t hold the sky in our hands or contain the heavens – yet God holds everything in His hands…providence kind of ideas.  This image instantly popped into my head!  I thought of dreams and wishes and if we could capture them somehow ; )

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Inspiring Illustrations

One of my favorite artists is Oana Befort – her work shown above – vibrant, whimsical, and nature inspired.  You can look at her portfolio HERE

Another one that inspires me is Tracy Walker – her illustrations are bold, happy, and colorful.  Here portfolio is HERE

And, I enjoy the life moments depicted by Nikki McClure’s paper cutting.  Her work depicts the daily, real life, precious memories.  Her portfolio is  HERE

Art Print Cards

I buy cards from artists I like.  It’s an affordable way to collect favorite pieces.  They’re the perfect size to keep in an inspiration file or frame and put up on the wall ; )  Oana Befort, Cindy Gage Stotz, and Marjolein Bastin…all paint from nature in their own way.  They all use watercolors in their own particular style.