Thinking of you and hoping you are well! I wanted to stop by and share with you a new painting I just finished, called “Garden Walk.” This painting is a bit of an ode to all the beautiful old fashioned flowers I love— sunflowers, hollyhocks, daisies and lavender. In this piece a girl walks barefoot down a gorgeous garden path, with an old white salt box in the background. All the things I love— and I hope you love it too! I have the original painting now in my etsy shop, and I’m sure there will be prints as well 🙂
Aside from painting flowers, I’ve been enjoying my own garden as well! For the first time I put larkspur seed in this back cottage garden, and it’s become very clear that larkspur love this spot! These flowers are as tall as I am, some taller! I love the different variations of purple, and of course they look lovely with my own little collection of lavender. In the front of the flower bed you can see some cheerful little pink flowers that almost look like poppies— they are actually volunteer evening primrose, but I think they are so sweet I will let them stay. They are the type of flowers that grow in pretty clumps on the side of the road this time of year, and I think they are very pretty– an almost perfect ballet pink!
Some of us have been doing more work in the garden than others….and although my handsome gray and white cat Teddy has laid claim to the cottage garden, he’s more into sleeping in it than planting 😉 I’ve been storing some of the extra straw I used to mulch our vegetable bed in our little shed, and the kitties have been absolutely loving it. I’m going to have to make sure they have a hay stack at all times, even if I don’t need it for the garden!
I hope to be back soon to chat with you more– this has been a pretty full month, what with a global pandemic, unexpectedly homeschooling, and babysitting my infant nephew while his parents worked and their childcare was unavailable. I’m still trying to find my groove, but now that it’s summer I’m hoping I’ll have more creative time and am looking forward to refusing to acknowledge 100 degree temperatures by playing Christmas music and making holiday art 😉
Talk more with you soon–