Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring.


Happy Spring.

Spring dawned grey and foggy today. But like a slow soft kiss, the sun warmed up the sky  and broke through the clouds!!
I thrive on sunshine .
A sweet, sunny (partly cloudy) warm Spring day !!
As my nod to Springtime and pastels....
Today this piece went on display for the next 3 months.

Springtime Bloom

Heavy layers of plaster and acrylic on a reclaimed canvas.
Then framed in a reclaimed wooden frame.
Canvas is 24 x 36 plus frame which is about 5 inches thick.
Better picture of the texture .
I luv working with plaster... layering it under , between the paint.

Happy today!
Hoping that if you are not enjoying Spring type weather where you are, you soon will be.

Hugs, Gee

Friday, March 13, 2015

My luv affair.... Shhhh !!

 My luv affair.
Shhhh.... !!!!

cross stich my mother made for me years ago.

It all started like everything else... soft and slow.
Then before you know it, I was HOOKED!
In luv.
I have tried ...
Walked away.
Hid it....
But I can't .
It always come back ....
Front and foremost!!
My luv affair with red.

Red lantern and red flowers in the throw on my favourite chair in my sitting room.

reflection of my favourite corner in my sitting room.

tarnished silver and red lantern. LUV!!!

I remember as a small child of maybe 7 or 8 having this beautiful red dress.
My mother always dressed me in pastels (not a big fan). Pale yellows... pinks... girly stuff. Lace and flounces.


My spot!!!!

red roses I painted a serving tray next to my chair.
Chalkboard coaster made by my GrandBella.

Then my Great Aunt, a professional seamstress made me this amazing dress.
Red lace over red satin. Red on red. With unlined sleeves.
My golden skin peeked through.
I was smitten...
I fell fast!
I mean... it was amazing. Just a plain straight 'shift' with a scooped neck, with the scalloped lace edging, and long sleeves

two of my favourite pillows on the couch in the sitting room.

aaahhhh... red toile!!!

From then on, I wanted red!!!
There was nothing else that made my heart flutter like it.
But over the years, I have tried.
I have walked away from it.
Packed my feelings away..
smothered my luv....
Hidden my want and need of it.
But some days, I just weaken and let it show.

red toile in the nook window.

more red sprinkled about , in the dining room.

just a simple red star.

Smother myself in my luv .
Sneak it in....
Let it show...
and I smile.
I feel happy.

Just unable to hide it anymore......

Happy weekend.
Fall in luv!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Keeping busy

 Keeping busy...
Very busy!!
The last month has been busy. Very busy!! After the madness of getting things done and delivered in December, I took a few weeks off in January. A few weeks off from painting that is...
I was otherwise busy watching the newest man in my life.
Baby Winston Thomas.
He's such a little cutie and at 5 months a squirming bundle of energy!

Eating my lunch of puréed peas .
Reaching for the phone...

He and his big sister Bella, are the highlight of my days.
 My sweet Bella .

I have however been back  working... mainly while Baby Win naps and on the weekends.
Over the last few weeks I have finished , and delivered some of the following.

Winter Rose Graphite and charcoal on textured paper.

Bree. Arabian. Graphite and charcoal on textured paper.

Bree. Arabian.. Graphite and charcoal on textured paper.

Winter Rose ( coloured) Commissioned piece... being delivered on the 7th of January.
Mixed medium... graphite, water coloured pencils and chalk pastels on textured paper.
Tinny Blue ( Night)  SOLD in January.

 I am currently working on 2 acrylics on heavily plastered canvas and a couple more charcoal and graphite pieces. All commissioned pieces and in various stages of completion.
Some to be delivered as soon as this weekend.

 I have removed the winter décor of pinecones and dried Magnolia leaves, but have left up the red berries.
When  I decide what to replace it all with  I'll share some pictures.
I do not decorate for Valentine's Day, so Spring it might be.

Until then,
Big hugs!!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Taking this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours.



Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas around the home...

 Christmas around the home.

A post in photos.
I had professional shots taken, but he's been so bogged down, I have not gotten them as yet.
So me and my phone did a walk through :)
It's a grey and rainy day here in Ocala, so please excuse the lack of light and outdoor shots.


Living room

Sun room

Dining room

Sitting room



So ...
From my home to yours...
Merry  Christmas !!

Holiday hugs,