the thick of it

Last week, while taking the dog on a walk, I happened upon these glorious thistles.
I truly cannot imagine designing something so positively perfect!
Just look at this thistle, reminds me of fireworks and a pathetic creature, near and dear to my heart…..

Eeyore loved thistles. This is one of my favorite sketches from Winnie-the-Pooh. I love the way Pooh remained so positive and sunny whilst Eeyore just could not be bothered. I think these tasty thistles would keep Eeyore going. Are you Pooh or Eeyore?

How do you remain sunny-side up in the thick of life!
(I added this book, “The Tao of Pooh” after a comment told me about this book!)

paint by number

Thank-you to Style Court for including me and my palette in your series.  I feel akin to the fine host and her bevy of palettes.  

I am contemplating a show of work with a small local gallery.

I would love to know what sorts of art you would love to see.  I am trying to focus on one subject for this show.  I want my work to be uplifting, happy and something to bring people out for an evening.  I am considering a cause, connecting to one that needs a little paint to add some funds.  
Tell me, one “subject” you would love to see in my pve design style and what is a good “number” of pieces for a show?  

paint by number

Thank-you to Style Court for including me and my palette in your series.  I feel akin to the fine host and her bevy of palettes.  

I am contemplating a show of work with a small local gallery.

I would love to know what sorts of art you would love to see.  I am trying to focus on one subject for this show.  I want my work to be uplifting, happy and something to bring people out for an evening.  I am considering a cause, connecting to one that needs a little paint to add some funds.  
Tell me, one “subject” you would love to see in my pve design style and what is a good “number” of pieces for a show?  

sparky

Perhaps the heat can allow one’s soul to wilt, but at the same time can cause or inspire one to feel “sparky” and find a spark or light to reach for.  Lately, there have been lots of “sparks” flying about in the news.  What would you say is the one that that sparks you to realize that the world you desire is real and is yours.  Blame it on Ayn Rand, I pulled out “FountainHead” to re-visit this summer. 

swimmy

Summer time means tons of swim practice and time to be in the pool for my youngest.

I really think she is one part fish.  
She never seems to tire of the water or swimming.
This week, she will be competing in the Westchester Swim Counties Meet at Rye Playland.
She swims, breast-stroke, butterfly, free-style, and the relay.  
I applaud all the athletes for their dedication to swim.

Daily practice surely prepares one for swimming as well as making one strong.
Are you a swimmer?

swimmy

Summer time means tons of swim practice and time to be in the pool for my youngest.

I really think she is one part fish.  
She never seems to tire of the water or swimming.
This week, she will be competing in the Westchester Swim Counties Meet at Rye Playland.
She swims, breast-stroke, butterfly, free-style, and the relay.  
I applaud all the athletes for their dedication to swim.

Daily practice surely prepares one for swimming as well as making one strong.
Are you a swimmer?

Y is for…

I spotted this “Y” in the grass and said “Yes Mam” she is gonna love this. 
 A sign.  
Do you look for signs and then try to rationalize and wonder if there is some sort of reason why or some sort of significance to that sign.  I love things like this, things like fortune cookies that say “Life is coincidental” –  What signs have you been seeing and can you give you a reason why they might be pure coincidence? 
 I think this “Y” is a sign for me to say “Yes!”

Y is for…

I spotted this “Y” in the grass and said “Yes Mam” she is gonna love this. 
 A sign.  
Do you look for signs and then try to rationalize and wonder if there is some sort of reason why or some sort of significance to that sign.  I love things like this, things like fortune cookies that say “Life is coincidental” –  What signs have you been seeing and can you give you a reason why they might be pure coincidence? 
 I think this “Y” is a sign for me to say “Yes!”

win over

….and the winner is “A Gift Wrapped Life”
Firstly, the “potager garden artwork” that I posted yesterday goes to the randomly selected winner- “A gift wrapped life” – most deservedly so, since this summer, her garden has been demolished by a street wide debacle, otherwise known as construction.  

pve design illustration of an amusing garden for a fellow blogger and designer
 Secondly, what would it take to win you over?  
A lush garden of earthly delights?
(The above illustration belongs to a gentleman with a green thumb for the garden and home.
Win me over and tell me who?  His heavenly garden transformation has been the envy of many.)

photo by Joanna Henderson 
Perhaps a wheelbarrow of freshly laundered faded florals to lay down in the grass with the one you love.  A picnic basket of some fresh strawberries, fromage, a crusty bit of bread and a little wine….

and then after you wake up from an afternoon dream, you could skinny dip here…
or you could just unwrap all those glorious boxes that Sande tempts us with!
Congrats to Sande and I now have the challenge of wrapping my framed work of art to send to a wrapper extraordinaire!
Thanks to each of you for your comments!
You have no idea as to how they win me over and how full of gratitude I am to each of you!

win over

….and the winner is “A Gift Wrapped Life”
Firstly, the “potager garden artwork” that I posted yesterday goes to the randomly selected winner- “A gift wrapped life” – most deservedly so, since this summer, her garden has been demolished by a street wide debacle, otherwise known as construction.  

pve design illustration of an amusing garden for a fellow blogger and designer
 Secondly, what would it take to win you over?  
A lush garden of earthly delights?
(The above illustration belongs to a gentleman with a green thumb for the garden and home.
Win me over and tell me who?  His heavenly garden transformation has been the envy of many.)

photo by Joanna Henderson 
Perhaps a wheelbarrow of freshly laundered faded florals to lay down in the grass with the one you love.  A picnic basket of some fresh strawberries, fromage, a crusty bit of bread and a little wine….

and then after you wake up from an afternoon dream, you could skinny dip here…
or you could just unwrap all those glorious boxes that Sande tempts us with!
Congrats to Sande and I now have the challenge of wrapping my framed work of art to send to a wrapper extraordinaire!
Thanks to each of you for your comments!
You have no idea as to how they win me over and how full of gratitude I am to each of you!