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Monday, June 25, 2012

Bella Galleria

About once or twice a month I gallery sit at the Bella Galleria :    on Old Mission Peninsula near my home.  The gallery is the dream child of a wonderful artist who casts in bronze in her workshop next door.  Verna also owns the attached restaurant and makes Polish pierogis every Thursday night... delicious! 

The drive to the gallery is stunning and I would recommend it for anyone visiting the area.  There are several very fine wineries, fruit orchards and stands with seasonal fruit for sale, and an historic village and lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula.

Here are some photos of the tavern/gallery, a couple of my paintings (yes, I am represented here) and the sunset as I drove home at the end of the evening.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Scorcher!

With weather like this, my packet of nasturtium seeds sprouted in a week.  Here they are on day 9.
They are so much fun to grow.  The orange blooms should look great with the purple petunias, yes?
Stay cool everyone!  And Happy Solstice!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shady Gardens

These blue canterbury bells have begun to naturalize throughout the steep shady rock garden outside my studio.  My gardens tend to be "free-spirited" so I am always pleased when this happens.  These lovely plants will continue to bloom throughout the summer; the deer don't eat them.... at least, not yet.  If you have any suggestions for deer-resistant perennials, shout it out!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Rain Ends and Clothespin Bags Sprout!

It rained heavily all Friday, all that night, Saturday and on into Sunday morning.   I was watching for Noah and his Ark and ready to jump aboard.  I used the time wisely and made a few clothespin bags which I love to sew from reclaimed vintage tablecloths.  So happy for the sunshine to take some photos, then list in my Etsy shop.