Friday, March 25, 2011

settling in.......

after a spectacular start to Springtime here in Tennessee,
the rain and cooler temps have settled in for the weekend.......
as will i.......
"settle in", that is.

i have been working my little gardening tail off lately
and "settling in" to some studio time this weekend,

is welcome

surrounded by things that i love and inspire me.........
the color blue.

good lighting.

a comfy place to set awhile.

i feel inspired.

i leave you,
with this little baby Blue Jay, sitting against my garage today.
too young to fly. mommy must be close by. picture taken quickly, as to not disturb.
now, if this beautiful little creature isn't inspiring, i don't know what is!
Happy Weekend!
I am still working on my "Pay it Forward" gifts........they should be in the mail next week!! thank you for playing along!

o.k. Nanner, this is for you, since you "miss my face".
i miss yours too.


Anonymous said...

hey is that your bird? or a free flying bird from it ever beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I was so excited about the bird I did not read it properly!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your studio looks lovely and that baby blue-jay is darling! :)

joanne said...

loving all your inspiration! Have a nice weekend..;j

Becca said...

Oh my gosh Erin! That bird shot is stunning! I've never seen a bird like that up close and personal before, thank you for sharing! Your art studio is so calming and lovely. I would love to learn to paint like that. :-)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Goodevening Erin
I have been waiting to see another beautiful painting.. I feel like I could step right into the sand.. Just beautiful!

Beautiful images of your studio.. and that baby Blue Jay! Yes.. If that is not inspiring, what is.. Great shot..

You look simply beautiful!
How funny, my granddaughter calls me Nanner or Nana..
Wishing you a beautiful weekend

Pamela said...

Beautiful photos!
I love that baby BlueJay hope mama came for him!!

It's me said...

That blue bird !!!!!!!!!! love !!...happy

Turid said...

Wonderful, inspiring pictures! And what a beautiful bird! We don't have those in Norway. How special :-)
I just love your blog, Erin. The photos, colors, garden, everything :-) And I'm glad to hear that it's springtime in some parts of the world. We just had 30 cm of snow for the last couple of days, but it's supposed to rain next week, so it will probably dissappear quickly. I'm longing for spring as well ;-)

Turid Irene

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin, you inspire. Your captivating images and soul really are a gift to us in Blogland and that BABY BLUE JAY IS TOO CUTE FOR ANY WORDS!!! I LOVE YOUR WORLD!!!! AND THAT PAINTING..BLUE RULES!!!! Anita

Razmataz said...

What a gorgeous shot of the blue Jay. Still waiting for our Jays to come back here.

Lovley shits as always Erin.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Razmataz said...

SHOTS.....I meant Lovely Shots.....

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great shots - especially of the bird. I don't think the birds have even started building nests around here yet. Rain and dreary here also - I am ready for Spring to return. Enjoy your weekend, regardless of the weather. :D

oldgreymare said...

The bird stopped me in my tracks and then the photo of you simply blew me away!

I know very well how it may have been trepidatious for you to put it out there and I am so proud of you girlie I am actually tap dancing under my desk. Oh my goodness you are so pretty! I will take this as inspiration to get over my own "issues" with myself with you leading the way.

Your blue bird may have to replace DD on my screen saver. What better harbinger of Spring?



D.B. said...

Just saw the weather forcast - I hope you don't mind settling in for awhile! Love the bird shot and seeing your beautiful face! Great shot.

KarenB said...

Wow, what a great photo of that little birdie. The color in his feathers is amazing. I thought you might be spending time in the garden(s). Have fun and don't work too hard.


anna Marie said... my forever friend...indeed i miss your face and although all of your photos are stunning, with many comments made about your sweet little blue jay, my compliment to you is that you are, and always have been, my inspiration...your infinitely incomparable blue eyes are impossible to de-saturate...thank you for all of the amazing things you do for me and the are beautiful and one of my most cherished gifts the universe provided all those decades ago...i will love you always...

your nanner

La Petite Gallery said...

Just found your blog, I collect those frames. stop over and visit..yvonne

Carole said...

I would put that picture on your sidebar. It's very artsy and you look great.
I want to join you inside's been freezing here and even our pansies aren't too happy.
I can see why your studio makes you create such wonderful work and not cluttered like my craft room. Can't even think clearly in there.

Hope you have a great week.


michelle said...

Beautiful photos Erin and a beautiful place to settle in for sure. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that little baby bird is adorable and you are gorgeous my dear. Thank you for all your inspirations.

Don said...

Good to see you again, as always. You always place me in a good mood.
Thanks for that.

Elyse said...

i am just adoring your style, erin!!!


Cobalt Violet said...

I am in love with the little bird! So beautiful it makes me tear up!