I am working on a series of cottages and tea rooms from the Cotswold area of England. I was there this summer and brought back so many ideas, sketches and photos of the area. It was just stunning and I have enough material to keep me busy for a very long time!
At Christmas, I bought a little bouquet of lilies and green poms, and it was very cheerful. Part of the flowers, I put in the guest bath and the remainder have graced my studio for over a week! I just had to paint the unusual color combination! I loved the lime green poms and they seemed to cast green shadows onto the lily!
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.