Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mums and Pumpkins

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax and enjoy a cup of tea while I share the inspirations behind my paintings with you. I am participating with Pink Saturday 's Autumn post this week and would love to share with you pumpkin and Mum inspirations for an Autumn Welcome sign I am painting for a friend.

We are having beautiful Fall weather in Southern California - cool nights and glorious warm and sunny days with a hint of Autumn in the air. Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden for Spiced Apple tea and look for pumpkins and Mums to paint.


Bentley is already busy looking Here . . There . . . Everywhere.






Finding inspiration . . . .





Mums waiting to be planted.




I love this pumpkin planter as it can be used from year to year.



Butterfly and bird garden ornaments add a touch of color and whimsy to the garden.
"In the day you will make your plant to grow, and in the morning you will
make your seed to flourish" Isaiah 17:11



Fall herbs planted in a little blue pot.


I love the white pumpkins purchased at the local Farmer's Market. We support our local farmers as often as we can.




Here . . . . There . . . .



Everywhere . . . . .











Mums, pumpkins and my vintage bicycle were the inspirations for my painting.





Please visit all of the fabulous blogs at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com participating in the special Autumn Pink Saturday posts and final posts celebrating October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.


Have a lovely week and enjoy Autumn. Blessings, Erin

25 comments:

Terra said...

Your paintings and your gardens are purely blissful.

Janet said...

I just love all of your autumn inspiration! The pumpkin planter is so cute, but your painting is just adorable!
Blessings,
Janet

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always love your paintings with the bicycles! They are really special! Enjoy your weekend! It's definitely getting colder here! ♥

*Ulrike* said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one behind on planting mums! The good thing is they come back next year. The herbs in the blue pot is just so cute, and once again your painting is just gorgeous.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Erin
Your paintings are blissful!Your autumn garden looks so lovely! I like your Jack 'o lantern planters!

Phyllis said...

Bentley did it again - finding just the right inspiration for you to create another beautiful and happy painting!

Marina Capano said...

Hi What a cute Pink Halloween post!fantastic garden! I love painting too
Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful Halloween!

BOOOOOOOO

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, how I love that bicycle decorated for Halloween. That blue and white china really pops against that gorgeous vignette of pumpkins and mums.
Happy Halloween.
Karen

Beverly said...

Erin, you have created your own little piece of Heaven. Your eye for beauty and special touch is everywhere. Thank you for inviting me to share in your grace.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I adore the bicycle basket filled with flowers. My garden is about spent but we did get quite a few pumpkins this year. Would love to be able to grow white ones like you got at the farmer's market. Your painting is wonderful. Enjoy!

Ruth Welter said...

Love your fall decorations Erin. I was just saying to someone else how much trouble I"m having with the squirrels eating my pumpkins this year. We've always had very aggressive squirrels here but this year for some reason, it is particularly bad. I caught one little squirrel in the act of ripping one of my pumpkins apart just this morning. My pumpkin patch surely will not last until Thanksgiving this year at the rate I'm going throught hem.

Have a great weekend.

Ruth

Rebecca said...

Your painting is great and I loved the inspiration behind it!

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HELLO MY DEAR FRIEND ERIN LOVE THE PAINING OF THE VINTAGE BICYCLE THE COLORS ARE YUST ADORALE...HUGS AN BLESSINGS.....SANDRA

Anonymous said...

How exciting for you to be in this group. I have forwarded to all of my friends the main website to get to all these cut , beautiful blogs where people open their hearts and let us feel their talent. I love your little Bible Verses also.

Leslie in Tampa

Pam said...

Your painting is lovely and it's inspiration equally lovely. Happy Fall.

Donnie said...

Loved your Pink Halloween Saturday post. Everything was so beautiful.

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Hello Erin,
It is nice to meet another artist :o)
I love your autumnal garden decorations and I like very much your colorful artworks.

I wish you a Happy Halloween
(here in France Halloween is very few celebrated)


♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

aishy said...

Really blissful.........
i just love your art these all are inspiration ideas.

aishy said...

Really blissful.........
i just love your art these all are inspiration ideas.

aishy said...

Really blissful.........
i just love your art these all are inspiration ideas.

Dru said...

Hi Erin. Your paintings are lovely, your blue and white is gorgeous, love the bicycle - but I have to say Bently steals the show! He is adorable and can come to visit me anytime - LOL!! Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment. Happy Pink Saturday to you. Dru

Donna said...

I love all your paintings, Erin. And your autumn garden is gorgeous. What an inspiration.

Hugs to you and Bentley,
Donna

Penegra said...

The best thing about this halloween is it come back next year. I love decorating pumpkins...

Lynn said...

Erin,
Thank you for visiting on Pink Saturday and leaving a nice comment about my photography! Your artwork is quite special and lovely.
Lynn

vicki said...

Erin -
I adore this little Welcome sign - that you painted this from your own inspirations at your home is precious. I always love to see bicycles in pictures - have an affinity for photographing them everywhere we travel. This is just priceless.

Hugs to that Bentley boy - he sure is a busy studio assistant!

Vicki