so you may have noticed that i haven't been posting art prolifically (is spell check on? is that right??? first try???) as previously. the main reason? birdhomes. i'm busy doing birdhome commissions all the time. i will take a rare break in between coats of paint or glue drying time and will sometimes paint something for me. just a small abstract or mixed media thing. but nothing to write home about... LOL so if you don't know about 'birdhomes' go here: www.sandisbirdhomes.com
and of course there's more than birdhomes to keep me busy. life these days is a beautiful blur. i'm trying to stop and smell the roses but there are so many roses i can't possibly smell them all...
the unpacking of the house continues, we have a backroom that will SOMEDAY be the meditation/second guestroom room. but right now it holds all the unpacked boxes, treasures that we had to have but don't know where to put it type stuff and a huge garage sale pile. oh yeah - another thing to add to my list this summer.......... garage sale.
i have never been a gardener. in my marriage my husband did all the outside stuff. i had a flower box on the deck but that was the extent of my 'gardening'.
i am now a gardener. now i get it. now i understand.
we have an amazing patio that we've slowly put together. there is a garden that runs along the rock wall of the patio.(pics below) i threw some pansies in there and added some flea market treasures as decoration. and then the weeds came. nobody really warned me about weeds. i blame all of you for that. weeds are the devil. weeds took over this patio garden and i was so busy doing everything else that i wanted to do, they got the best of me.
since i knew i was going to be replacing the thready pansies soon, i let it go. i wanted to get the top layer of orange mulch out of there and add back in some good topsoil. (which we have a pile of in our driveway) (a lot of it) and thus my vacation week began. i figured a half hour pulling plants, a half hour digging out mulch, a half hour refilling with topsoil... riiiiiiight. 2 days later it's finally done. it was so rewarding!!!! my first real garden.
and i am so grateful for this life - i am happier than i can put into words. i look forward to every single day, with jeff beside me, 2 amazing dogs, 2 crazy cats that live outside but love me anyway, a busy studio, a 'want to do' list a mile long... but don't worry - i find enough time to unwind on the magic patio. i unwind quite a bit. to my higher power and aa - god willing celebrating 6 years alcohol free this month, thank you. please enjoy some photos of my summer so far!