Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Herbal Art Retreat

Been preparing for this event for a few weeks.  Had a blast!
Breakfast: Toasted Coconut, Banana and Thyme Muffins
Break:: Boursin Cheese Mix with Herbs
Tortellini with Sage Butter and Olive Oil
Garlic Bread
Herbed Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette
Dessert: Citrus and Rosemary Popsicle
Chocolate Mint with chocolate bits Popsicle
Mint Chocolate Cookies
For the ride home: Aztec Chocolates
Drinks: Coffee, Unsweetened Tea, Herbal Teas, Citrus Mint Punch, Lemon Balm for flavoring tea, Water
For Planting: Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Thyme, Dill

Artwork coming soon ...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Through the Queen Anne's Lace

Journal -- The view of my neighbor's farm through the Queen Anne's Lace.....

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Courtyard at La Romita, Umbria, Italy 2009

I'm participating in a month of journal writing and watercolor.  This is one of this month's entries.  The prompt was "Where would I have liked to spend more time?"
 Journal ‪ #‎NaJoWriMo‬ ‪#‎WorldWatercolorMonth‬

When I think back about a place I had to leave too soon, it would have been the courtyard at La Romita, Umbria, Italy, 2009.
There was something mighty special about that flowered courtyard -- flowers, pots, benches, chairs,fountains, brick and grilled beautiful windows and inviting doors, olive groves behind it, welcoming aromas from the kitchen, the sound of baa-ing lambs and sheep on the farm behind the courtyard, sunlight and shade, a sense of peace. Such beauty -- blue hills behind tawny-hued buildings, birds butterflies -- an oasis - a slice of heaven.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Found Flowers

Been a mighty busy summer. Hope eveyone is having a great one!

Monday, June 20, 2016


Journal - HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE! My single gardenias are finished blooming, but those prostrate shrubs that have sat idle for several years have finally bloomed -- and they doubles! Now to paint those!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016