Monday, April 14, 2014

sweet lamb painting


well hello!
it has been a while...
i wanted to share my latest painting with you.

"In the Shelter of Maa Maa"

for sale at a local gallery...
listen to lil ol me...
selling art, out of a gallery!
i have sold several paintings and encaustic pieces
since last fall, over at

 Shimai
(behind the famous Loveless Cafe )
yay

sweet baby lamby face
 that any maa maa would love..

maa maa
watching out for baby.

we are in full Spring time mode here in Tennessee now,
but 3 weeks ago, we had
this gorgeous snow storm!

snow on the daffys and forsythia!

 Mother Nature's surprises....
 sure keeps us on our toes...

i just love
Spring!
i think it is my favorite....
well, until the next season comes along and then that one becomes my favorite.

and how about that gorgeous afternoon light through the blooms.

And that fresh
uplifting
renewal
and
hope...

of
life
and
rising...

of new beginnings
 and
what can be...


the possibilities
 are
 endless


and inspiring


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

forced forsythia

i have brought a little bit of spring into my bay window by
 forcing forsythia
 (try saying that five times fast!)

a jump start on
 spring blooms.
so easy to do!

i cut branches of forsythia from my garden...
only 5 days ago!
i kid you not.
and they are already blooming!

just plopped the branches into a glass vase of water...
stuffed plastic grocery bags around the vase to keep it centered in this cement urn...
and topped it with pretty deer moss.




like a breath of
 fresh
 spring air.


so easy!
and ever so
rewarding!

do you "force" spring blooms too?

erin

Monday, March 10, 2014

"Gatherings" magazine feature!


happy
almost 

Spring!


i am just tickled pink to announce
 that i am a featured artist in the spring issue of

"Gatherings"
magazine

 "This issue is chock full of engaging articles sure to ignite your creative juices for Spring crafting, baking, decorating, celebrating and shopping. Our Spring issue- Artists + Artisans is a salute to creative makers who inspire these pages .Featuring a special guest post by Jen O’Connor of Earth Angels Studios, book reviews, color trends and much more!"

my friend Heather Spriggs Thompson,
 is the creative genius behind this wonderful magazine...we met through blogland and turns out she lives just a few miles away....small world isn't it!?
(yep, that's me sitting there in my living room...not wanting to have my picture taken...unwashed hair and all) 

and there's my humble abode...
in a magazine!
yay!

what really blows me away (to tears even), is the glowing and beautifully written script that Heather has added.
double yay!


and there's my messy studio and some of my paintings.
Heather made it all look so good!

 after this terribly long and cold winter, 
this gorgeous magazine, full of fresh spring-like images,
 will definitely put you in the mood for warmer weather,
green grass, flowers blooming and curtains softly blowing through the open windows...
remember those days?


 available in digital and print form...
 please visit

"Gatherings Magazine"
to order your copy
 and to receive a 10 % discount use discount code
BLOGFRIEND

enjoy!

erin



Monday, March 3, 2014

diamonds in the trees..


March has come in like a lion.....

last nights ice storm
 has closed schools and businesses here...

and left sparkly gems hanging in the trees....
many branches have snapped from the weight of the ice.


i find the ice crystals to be quite beautiful....





it seems that old man winter keeps knocking on the door
 like that unwelcome guest that
won't.
go.
 away.
!


i am afraid the sweet little daffodils
 will not be opening their sunny faces
 for my birthday this week.

nature
keeps us on our toes
and
longing
 for
spring.

i hope you are well,
my friends.

erin