Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Happy Fall Ya'll!!
yippie skippie!!
this waterbaby is off on a very "spur of the moment" trip to the beach.........
i hope to come back with
lots of inspiration
and beachy dreaminess.
and i look forward to a super fun photo shoot, in one of my gardens, for a t.v. commercial...
whoo hoo!
i'll see you in october...
i'll miss you!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

dear autumn...

dear autumn,

i am so happy you are finally here...

please bring with you,

so much beauty and color,

sweet smells and inspiration,

that i will drink in all your bittersweet moments,

until so satisfied and full,

i'll coast on my drunkenness

all through a creative winter
until your sister spring calls on us again.

and if it's not too much to ask,

don't forget your cooler days and crisper nights.

we are in deep need of relief, to help heal the scars from flooding and high heat.

i welcome your changes


trust you will come through for us.

you are most welcome here, dear autumn.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

kitty in a bowl...

i hope you find a place to get

Saturday, September 18, 2010

in them old cotton fields back home...

the road between nashville and memphis is bordered by cotton fields.
just right for the pickin.
the soft, white, billowy carpets of gently drifting land is quite magical this time of year.
the scent of the cotton gin permeates the hot air.
the humble farm fields remind me of simpler times and from where we come.
all the cotton stirs up lovely memories of
my dad playing his folk guitar and singing
the old tune...
"Cotton Fields"
by leadbelly

we had a wonderful, but too short visit with my sweet daughter and son in law.
on returning, i can't help but notice the sun lower in the sky and shadows changing in the yard. the light is different and the days shorter.
summer ends this week........
so looking forward to your cooler self.
all the cotton, has reminded me of one of my all time favorite movies, starring Sally Field,
"Places in the Heart".
a must see!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

flitting away...

this has been a record breaking HOT summer.
but the butterflies don't seem to mind,
in fact, they have been happily flitting around without a care in the world.

i'll be flitting away too this week...
off to memphis to see my daughter and son-in-law.
the last time we attempted to travel to memphis...
well, the road flooded right in front of our eyes and we had to turn back
and drive through one of the worst storms and flooding that this area has seen.
nashville is still recovering from this horrible flooding of May 2nd.
you can read about it here.
come hell or high water,
we hope to make it through this time.
i'll miss you.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

chihuly nights

last weekend, on our very first cool evening of the summer,

i attended a spectacular exhibition of
art glass

displayed on the grounds of

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens,
here in Nashville.

we arrived before the sun set,

and watched as the glass was brilliantly lit for night time viewing.








Thursday, September 9, 2010

easing into...

as the ochres and umbers are easing into the landscape
of longer shadows...

so too they emerge inside...

i pulled out just a few fall-ish items from the prop room (attic)
and played with color and texture today.
my favorite corn husk wreath will soon be hanging on the front door.
i have started making a new wreath from corn husks, which i'll share soon.
the change in seasons inspires me so...
and some really good news...
the photo shoot at one of my gardens IS going to happen!! in fact, you may see the "shoot" on the t.v!!
i was so excited after meeting with the uber cool peeps, that i didn't think to ask them if it's o.k. to talk about.
of course i'll tell you all about it as soon as i get the o.k.
i am is going to be so much fun!!
yippie skippie!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

wet paint...

we had the most beautiful weather this weekend and it is just a tease for what is to come.

Autumn in Tennessee is the pay off after a long hot summer.

so much time will be spent playing outside before shorter days and dormant gardens.

it looks like one of my gardens will possibly be featured in Southern Living Magazine, with a photo shoot at the end of this month (cross your fingers!) i'll be tweeking and gushing over that garden for sure.

fall will be fleeting and i am feeling an urgency to drink it all in.

i look forward to spending more time in my studio, brush in hand, music inspiring me.

these days, i can't seem to get enough of David Gray's tunes. i love him even more after seeing him in concert a few weeks ago.

i thoroughly enjoyed painting these recent works, listening all the while to his lyrics about our
"dissapearing world" and "life in slow motion".

my brush in harmony to the rhythm of his tunes.

music is a huge motivator for me and certainly has a profound affect on my mood.

it is an important part of my life.
something i truely can not live without.

i recently removed my Playlist from my blog,

as i realize it's not every ones cup of tea.

i wonder what you all think about music on blogs?

if you have a second please vote yes or no on my sidebar for bloggy tunes.

thank you.

i hope you like my paintings.


"The sun above the cotton grass

Is sinking down like lead

The seagulls know the truth of it

And scream it overhead

Hold on to St. Christopher

The sky is murderous red

Go to sleep my one true love

Our glory lies ahead

Then we'll be running

Afraid of nothing

Then we'll be running. "

lyrics by david gray