Jordan and I spent the day starting to tame "Grey Gardens". We cleaned out the shed and brought up all the pots and baskets to prepare them for filling with soil and flowers. I stopped counting at 60 pots to fill. Most of my gardens are full of perennials, so I don't have to plant too many flowers in the ground, just vegetables and some of the herbs that are annuals. There is so much to do outside. I look forward to when it is all finished and looking pretty!
My daughters' favorite food is Asian. I surprised them this evening with making a Japanese dinner. We had lettuce wraps and California rolls. Tara and Laura put out their Asian umbrella, chopsticks, and special dishes. We all took turns rolling the sushi. It turned out pretty good, but I must admit, my favorite cuisine is Italian! Nothing compares to a glass of red wine with pasta or a great platter of fresh mozzarella and olive oil with tomatoes and basil straight from the garden!!
Tomorrow I hope to finally finish a big painting I have been working on called "Redbud Lane". I have been experimenting with place perspectives. Check back soon to see how it turns out! Now, I am going to put my feet up and read the rest of "Water for Elephants".
I am a self taught artist who has always enjoyed creating anything from a flower garden to the perfect meal. Now that my children, (ages 23, 26, and 27) are all grown up, I have more time to create! I also work 4 days a week during the school year with special needs preschoolers--which I dearly love! The children in my life inspire many of my paintings.