Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. May garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. My Pansy flowers were late bloomers this year - perhaps because I was a little too enthusiastic about over feeding them with cottonseed meal.
Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to show you our Pansies that are now blooming.
My sister and I used to love going to the feed store/nursery with our Mother in North Carolina to look at the baby chicks and Spring Pansy plants - we called then "Smiling Faces" because we thought the flowers looked like they were smiling.
Did you know that the name Pansy comes from the French word pensee, meaning "remembrance" or "thought" thus when a bouquet of pansies is given to you, it means, "I'm thinking of you." This was the inspirational thought behind a little bouquet of pansies I painted for my friend who's shop burned down.
"Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have." 1Samuel 25:6
I wanted to paint Pansies that had a Vintage look for my friend Cathy who has a darling shop, The Vintage Lady, newly located at Country Roads Antiques in Orange, CA, so I painted them in in an old vintage Ball jar.
Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and read and cherish each and every comment and e-mail and appreciate those of you who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I am working on a new painting for my blog banner as after three years I feel it is about time for me to give my blog a new look - nothing drastic - just something new for you to look at and hopefully enjoy.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin