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Photographs of My World

January 27, 2010

We spent a couple of hours outside today, getting our tulip bulbs into the ground. They had been in the refrigerator for way too long. I don’t think they’re all going to come up, but the weather here over the past couple of weeks has made it impossible to plant. It’s either bitter cold and frozen, or raining. But today was a wonderful break in the weather, so we got the bulbs into the ground. I hurt, but in a good way!

But that meant no painting, and no collage either. So I decided to look around me at the things I find beautiful in my immediate surroundings.

There’s always a bowl of fruit in the kitchen window . . .

The cameo brooch in the bottom picture with a dogwood blossom is a piece that my mother hand painted. China painting was one of her passions, among many other artistic endeavors. A few vintage buttons complete the picture.

I need to paint. It’s pulling me in the worst way. Maybe this weekend when it’s too cold to do anything else.  We’re supposed to have freezing rain and could be stuck inside for a couple of days.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2010 7:02 pm

    Ah, I love to paint when it’s raining outside…go for it, girlfriend!

  2. January 27, 2010 9:28 pm

    What a beautiful hand painted brooch…the buttons tug at my heart too! I need to paint but it is too cold to paint in my wet studio…my garage…:o). Go to town and paint paint paint! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

    • February 13, 2010 6:10 am

      Mary Helen, I loved playing with my grandmother’s button jar when I was little. Would just dump them out in the middle of the floor and sort, arrange, and look at them for hours. It’s a beautiful memory that comes flooding back any time I see a pile of old buttons.

  3. February 12, 2010 4:10 pm

    Martha the painted brooch I immediately spotted! A china painter can spot a painted piece in a heart beat. It is beautiful! I use to paint all the time, I haven’t really painted in the last couple of years. My poor kiln is collecting dust. That is one of my goals this year to do is to get back to that coner of my area. Many hugs… xo

    • February 13, 2010 6:11 am

      Joyce, I hope you can do that! It would be wonderful to have a kiln. Just think, you could fuse glass too!

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