Hello everyone, It has been a while . Bob and I are in the process of moving from one beach house to another. I collect things. All my life collectibles are in this house . I have to log and label all the items and liquidate them . I am over whelmed by the task ahead. I have about 400 totes full of things .....
I just finished the exhibit for the Snow Hill Art History Museum. It will be up June July August. My Husband ,daughter,and grandson will be exhibiting with me . It is the Jones Family Exhibit. It consist of Pastels,Watercolors, Collage',Pottery,Etching,Gourds,and Youth art. I hope to post some Photos.
I have to in one month create enough art for an exhibit in the my hometown art history museum . I have one and one half week before my garden show . I must make 12 garden gate vases and 4 large garden paintings,and 4 more pillow paintings this week . I can do all things though Christ whom strengthens me.............
I painted 6 bird houses, 5 pillow tops, one garden lady , and now I am going to paint old patio pillows so they will look fresh for the tour. I am having a hard time getting my photos loaded on the browser. I am doing something wrong....... bare with me.....
Today was Master Garden Class,I went came home @ 5:30 and worked in the yard. I set out 4 rose trees ,cleaned out beds, watered, and covered up flowers with plastic to protect the flowers. Tomorrow I go and get 3 stain glass windows for the secret garden. I am working so hard. I must order more mulch. I will be so glad when it finally warms up and no wrapping up. I hope May 3 is pretty . My memory garden is in honor of my mother and my cousin whom died this year. It is doing so beautiful. I must get potting soil Thursday and cotton gin dirt also. I have to fill in a new raised garden bed.
I have been busy as a bee in the garden . Bob has just finish my second raised garden bed. I have already planted some vegatables in bed #1. Today I painted fossy lossy for the garden she has a red dress yellow apron and wears a straw hat. I did more mulching in the front yard . I went to a friend 's and he gave me bachlors buttons and 1 peonie,and 1 bucket of Purple Irish. I am placing them in the memory garden. It is in honor of my mother and my cousin.
I got 3 stainglass windows for the secret garden. Oh ,I am putting up a picture of me at red hats the other night Carolyn my friend took it.
I went to the doctor this morning for a check up and when I left there I went to Lowe's and loaded up my kia and I mean loaded. 8 Knock out roses, 2 regular roses, 8 african Iris ,2 pencousins, 7 buckets of pansies, 4 hanging basket ferns, and 4flats of French marigolds, 8 agathapanthas,and that left just enough room for me to sit. I came home picked up my grandson and in the yard we go. I watched him roller blade down the drive while I planted 7 buckets of pansies . I devided them into 5 plants. Oh, I also had 6 rolls of board which was the wrong color and I will have to return........ and exchange. Thats it for today. Patti signs off........
I had a time getting on I forgot my format and finally I got it. I have been so busy creating a garden . .. Today I went to the Duplin Winery for Lunch and I purchased my bottles for my GARDEN GATE VASES. I will send picture later. Then I came home worked on spreading mulch in my flower beds.. I then stoppped came in ,cleaned up and went to Kinston for a reception at the Community Arts Council . My Husband an artist also received Honorable Mention. There was a larger group of people this year. I came home changed clothes and turned the yard spotlights on and began to wrap up the flowers because it is going to get into the 30's. That took 2 hours. Lots of flowers....... I had to carry in pots off the patio. Boy then I made time to come sit down and Blog .... What a day.... Tomorrow I have to do my taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today I planted the raised garden bed .I made a tarp to cover the bed. I planted lots of lettuce of all types,cabbage, broccoli, beets,collards, carrots, and turnips. I will keep them under rap until the frost is gone. I have a watering system I installed so all i do is turn it on. I finished the backdrop of my Oriental Garden and Yes I took a picture it will come tomorrow.
Today I went to a cow pasture and got cow dunk.... I came home tilled my garden and now I' m ready for the planting date which will be 16th or 17th. I completed my Oriental Garden with the exception of the electric outlet for the pond. I have such a big yard when you start to plan a tour .
Today I worked in my yard getting ready for a garden home tour in May. The area I worked on was an Oriental Garden ,I will try to take a picture as soon as it is completed.
At my tour I will have paintings of my garden for sale,garden gate vases I made ,and gourd bird houses for sale. I have to make garden signs for all the areas in the garden. There is the Artist's Corner, Walton's Pond, Tea for Two , Oriental garden visit where you may get a fortune cookie ,The Secret Garden ,The Veggie Garden and The visit to the Garden Shed.
What a way to spend a rainy day learning to felt with my friends, Julie and Carolyn. Our first project was a bunny. We learned to use the needle...we learned about wools...and we learned how to form the shapes. We were fortunate to view museum quality pieces created by our instructor...Melissa at Tail Spinners.
I am an artist who enjoys painting with acrylics and watercolors; creating silver jewelry, and hand building pottery. I find great joy in gardening and taking photos of my yard. The inspiration for my work comes from nature's environment.