In Ireland and England one sees so many quaint cottages in rows, actually built connecting one another. Each has a little garden in front and they look very warm and welcoming. Click on this for a closer view.
There are some gorgeous chickens out there, and my friend has several really pretty hens. I can't remember the name of this one, but I remember her pet name for this one and it is "Henny Penny", maybe from that little story we listened to as children. Anyway, she is a beauty and would look good with my last post.....a pair of hens! Click on it to see details.
A friend has several different kind and color of laying hens and it is fun just to watch them scratch around and roam free. Of course, she has a big fenced in area to keep predators away from them. The eggs she gathers are amazing and many colored. My favorite hen is the one I dubbed, "Little Red Hen"! Click on the painting to see details.
Every now and then I feel the need to do a soft pastel study and when the roses began to really bloom, I couldn't resist the beautiful pink ones! I love the background color; instead of blue of sky, I choose the color of the ground and the mulch around the plant. Click on this for a detailed view.
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.