I'm grateful the holidays are over and life returns to normal. I'm late in posting today because holidays throw me a bit. I just realized it's Thursday!
I like Scout's new haircut, doesn't she look pretty?
Every day here is grey grey grey. We live up the street from a florist so I bought me a pick-me-up:
The flowers in the back of the vase are alstroemeria. They are about the best cutting flower I know of and I have friends in California that grow them there successfully. In a few days I'll post more photos of them. They last for WEEKS and come in a variety of colors. I just need some sunshine and green right now.
Hopefully this week I will hang up this illustration I picked up before my back went out (I'm feeling better, still need PT but much improved).
I love the cottage illustration and I am intrigued by the chain frame. I have another piece similarly framed:
The above illustration is by one of my favorite artists:
He was a turn of the century artist who immigrated from France and settled in California. He was an early settler in the Hollywood area. I have a number of pieces by him because I love flowers and clearly he did too!
There is a book about him that I picked up. It has wonderful illustrations of the flowers he painted. You can read more about him online and there are lots of his illustrations on Pinterest.
He had a heck of a garden in California. It was apparently very well known and attracted a lot of visitors:
I always think about gardening after the holidays. I'm just yearning for sunshine and the ability to work and live outside.
Since that isn't going to happen for another 3 months, I'll have to be satisfied with writing and sewing.
What are you working on this winter?
Have a great day!