Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
That expression always makes me giggle. I found a vintage book entitled, The Comic Dictionary, at my favorite thrift store and this is the first definition that made me laugh so I am sharing it with you in hopes that you might giggle a bit, too.
I have missed posting to you, but with my hectic show schedule this Spring I have been amiss in snapping shots and posting to you. But, it's how we artists make our bread and butter. Not our favorite thing to do as we would rather be in the studio creating, but it's nice to take a break to see familiar faces and exchange hugs.
After completing three shows over the past month, we escaped to the farm in the country. I am a bit late planting my flower seeds but, I think we still managed to get them planted before the Spring rains and before our moderate weather comes to an end as Summer quickly approaches.
I found this lovely Santa Maria statuary at an estate sale and knew immediately that she would become a part of the family watching over my new flower garden. I can see her from my studio windows when I look outside and she is a soothing presence watching over us.
Before I show you my new flower bed...I thought I would show you a few things inside the house that I think you might enjoy.
A simple arrangement in the foyer as you enter the house where I keep my boots... A child's black lacquered chair, a vintage physicians medical bag and two pencil sketches framed with white mats and black frames, all sitting on my primitive bench with the chippy blue surface. On the floor to the left of the bench is a huge tin colander that I filled with old wallpaper brushes.
I will be adding white beadboard behind the bench with a shelf and vintage hooks that I have been collecting for the project. I will then hang the vintage straw hats I have been collecting above the shelf on the wall.
A closer view of the child's black chair, leather physicians medical bag and pencil drawing of a Nun with a calm expression on her face and the sweetest eyes, don't you think?
We found the unusual rock behind my Santa Maria statue beside the barn this year when Dan was clearing the pasture. They have been there since we purchased the farm a few years ago. I'm not sure, but I think they may be from a cave... regardless, they are very unusual but I think they look great in my new flower bed. Without a strong husband and our mule, they would still be buried in the grass beside the old barn in the pasture. I do wonder where they came from...one of those mysteries that come with a new house.
My sister in law, Laurie recently found a buried brick path in a herring bone design at her new house...one of the mysteries that came with the house.