Saturday, June 25, 2011

summer is here!

"and the time is right for dancing in the street"........remember that song by the Mama's and the pPapa's?? i've been singing that the past few days and i'd love to share it with you on my "play list" today...except that i don't have a "Playlist" any longer due to the fact that, for some reason, unbeknownst to me, there seems to be ads for "Lowe's" embedded in between the songs? and i am NOT advertising for anyone here on my Bye Bye "Playlist" was fun while it lasted and i will miss choosing my music..cuz, i do LOVE the tunage.....waaaaaa.

anyhoo........summer is here......and it is HOT......

and i need some color in my life....

some cool and still,

blues and greens please......

in my art......hope you like my newest painting hanging over the couch in my den......of a sweet ethereal horsey.......inspired by my sparkly waters photo, up there in my side bar.
in my decor........i am still in love with the fabric i chose for these curtains in my kitchen..,

in my napkins.......cloth and paper (yes, i use paper)

in my view out the back picture window.......

and over the back door.

in my art book filled with sweet Georgia's inspiration.

in my flip flops stored in old stacking milk crates.......when i was growing up, we called flip flops "thongs"......i don't hear that any more?

in my little terrarium....where the sweetest, tiniest fern has been growing for two years now...with little care from me... i have only watered it a hand full of times.

in my new/old vintage , softest blue, bedspread on the back of the couch, that i paid $1 for......

sometime soon, i will share my secret for getting the stains out of old fabrics.....if you could have seen this blankie before i treated it, well you would NOT have paid even the one dollar for it.

in this beautifully blued Haeger pottery , that i found at the Nashville flea yesterday, that sure thrills me.

in the blues of the Ball jars... still pleasing to the eye........even if i see them everywhere right now.

ah yes, and in the blues and greens of my paintings.......

i can get lost in those cool liquid hues.....and i do.

while i am dreaming of them,

getting to know them,

blending them,

mixing them,

and letting them flow...

like water.

happy summery blues to you my sweets.


oldgreymare said...

In honor of your blues how about ..
Blue Suede's "Hooked on a feeling" A summer favorite of mine.
I miss my playlist too :( Dang Lowes!
Gorgeous blues :D

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing all your blues. Great job on the painting!
Enjoy your weekend and stay cool.

Becca said...

Hi Erin, beautiful images and blues, and yes when I was little we called them "thongs" too, but not anymore! LOL.
I too have taken that playlist of my blog because of the ads, but have discovered another one without ads. Hop over and see what you think. :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

IF I COULD AFFORD IT, I WOULD COMMISSION YOU and pay you HANDSOMELY for a painting EXACTLY LIKE THAT HORSE (my favorite animal) IN THAT BLUE WASH (my favorite color)....oh my goodness, you are the GODDESS OF TURQUOISE!

Thank you for your sweet words today and KEEP ON BLESSING US WITH THESE PHOTOS!!! Anita

It's me said...

What a beautiful turqoise post ...summer feelings

jojo said...

"the goddess of turquoise" I love that...and it fits. All of your 'blues' are outstanding and calm and serene and I get lost in the beauty of it all.
Please send some summer here, we missed spring and could us a little warm up.
Love Haeger pottery...and 'thongs' is what we always called em. They were never that cute though!

Georgianna said...

Hi Erin! Love your blues, LOVE your new painting, love your blue toenails. :) Always love coming here. Have a lovely Sunday! xoxo – g

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Erin, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new header and all your pretty shades of blue. Just gorgeous! You have introduced them to your gorgeous living space beautifully. And that painting of the horse is pure magic.

I can't use Playlist on this side of the world ... restrictions of some sort. So I use That might work for you ... no ads.

Have a beautiful day. Tammy

Desert Dreaming said...

Erin, you painting is just beyond beautiful, the colors are so refreshing. And, I love your new header. Hope you continue to have a wonderfula nd creative summer!!!

Many Blessings,


Anonymous said...

I love bird's-egg-blue-aqua-tiffany-blue-turquoisey goodness! Your home is gorgeous, Erin, and your latest painting is dreamy.

Now I'll be humming 'dancing in the street' while cutting down tress today. :)

Have a happy one,
~ Zuzu

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

I love the fabrics in your kitchen ... blues are such warm and inviting colors ... I also love the way you painted in the horse in your work of art!
All the best, Katie from

Willow said...

I just love your art work. You are truly very talented.

michelle said...

Erin your painting is just gorgeous!! I love the colors that you chose , so tranquil and calming. Your treasures are so wonderful and I still love your kitchen curtains as well, they are so fun. :) Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorites

Ann said...

Oh I love that song...
but I'm more into the David Bowie and Mick Jagger cover.

Your paintings are so serene and calming but not at all dull. Your paintings are full of life and dreams...yes, I feel life and dreams just by looking at them.

KarenB said...

Such beautiful color and composition. I love it all. I'm having internet issues again, so I'm not online much. But, just so you know, I always come visiting you! Thanks again for the beauty!

Sharon Lovejoy said...


Pocketful of blue-green joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Cobalt Violet said...

First of all ... LOVE YOUR PAINTING (yes, I am screaming!) and I still cannot get over your curtains!

I wonder what other prints that company makes. I need something with red and light blue ... but I will never find anything as fabulous as those, I am quite sure of it.
But perhaps if you know the designer/maker I could see? I told you, can't get over them. I know I can't have the painting but maybe I could have kitchen curtains half as cute as yours. :)

deb mills said...

LOVE your new header, beautiful photos, and wonderful painting!

A Rosy Note said...

Love all the blue I'm seeing around here. Your painting is such a beauty and that it has a horse in it makes me love it even more. I can't wait to find out your stain removing secrets :)

Bohemian said...

I remember when flip flops were called thongs too... now something else is a thong... *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian