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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Week two projects of "Farmer's Market" class...

 My trip to the farmer's market last Saturday was delightful.  There was a man there selling his jars of cucumber pickles.  I didn't get a good picture of his table but I found my source picture in a magazine.
This was a project that taught us about color blocking:  Painting color areas before drawing things. Different and I enjoyed the process!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A little DIY on old curtains.

When we moved, I brought all of my old curtains with me hoping to reuse them.  They were all too short for the rod placement I had in mind.  Pinterest inspired....I added the striped fabric to the bottom of my old white Target curtains.  I had four white panels, bought four yards of fabric at Hobby Lobby with coupon for $13.59, and a roll of printed burlap ribbon.  I measured very carefully three different times to make sure that the seam for the added part would fall in line with the bottom of the window molding.  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gosh that's a pretty truck!

I have never been so excited to see a truck as I was this morning at 8:20 am!  Pottery Barn furniture has been on my ultimate wish list (probably the never get list) for a very long time.  Down sizing required me to rid my old, big house of a lot of furniture and things we had had for over two decades.  Most things I sold on Craig's List, allowing me to put away some money for a new sofa.  That muscle guy is unloading my slip covered sectional sofa!  Gosh thats a pretty truck! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Farmer's Market

This is my haul from the Saturday morning farmer's market.  My basket has lemon blueberry pound cake, a loaf of rosemary bread, a pint of blackberries, okra, red potatoes, and a bunch of zinnias.  Love my basket...got it at the natural food shop in Boone several years ago.  I also came home with the back of car filled with some new plants for a shade garden at the new house.  Maddie took lots of pictures at market with her camera and we used those for inspiration to do some watercolor paintings last night. It was a great Saturday!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Back to the blog!

Where have I been you ask? Moving!  Just across town, but it really disrupts the creative flow!
Junelle Jacobson's new summer class started yesterday..." Farmer's Market".  My daughter and I sat down together and did the first weeks projects.  We had fun together in our new home's creative space. Here are a few of our watercolors to show from class.