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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Painting Roosters to Match My Blue and White Kitchen

Welcome.  I m so happy that you stopped by. My  home and garden are always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspiration for my art. I am doing well from knee replacement surgery and not yet up to writing a new post. Please excuse me for re-posting another post about painting roosters.   Those of you who have been following my blog have probably figured out by now that I love - love blue and white china as well as my blue and white kitchen with Roosters. 

Bentley, my Studio Assistant, even has a Rooster bowl to eat out of and likes to hang out in the kitchen in hopes of getting an extra treat!

Yes- more Roosters even on the towels!

In this photo you can see the wall phone above the blue chair.   It stopped working and when I took the phone down it left an ugly phone jack.  I did not want to make a big hole in the wall and decided to paint  two blue and white Roosters to hang on the wall and cover to cover up the phone jack.

Just what the kitchen needs - a few more Roosters!!!!

Photo of the ugly phone jack.  I had an old stencil with chicken wire and finally found a use for it.  I simply
stenciled it on the canvas and then painted a rooster over it and added some vines and red flowers winding through the  chicken wire.

I painted the top Rooster on an 8x8 canvas and the bottom one on a larger canvas so it would fit over the ugly phone jack.  I used the same stencil to tie the small painting together - just painted a different Rooster facing the opposite direction.

As you can see I had lots of Rooster inspirations in my kitchen to use.

Roosters - Here - There - Everywhere in my kitchen!

Rooster lamp and Rooster plates

Rooster rug.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your prayers, cards,  visits, e-mails, comments and those of you who are following my blog.  I hope to be back in two weeks with a new blog post and new paintings.  In the meantime I am working hard with my  daily physical therapy so that I can get back out in my garden and start painting again.

Have a lovely week, Blessings,  Erin

                                     "Always be full of joy in the Lord"   Philippians 4.4

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Garden Tour

Welcome.  My garden gate is  always open for you to come into the garden to sit and relax.  I am home recovering from knee replacement surgery and have not been able to get into my garden to take photos. I added some new photos taken before surgery to last years post and am re-posting with the new photos.

Bentley, Studio Assistant, is waiting to welcome you and assist with the tour.

Back patio off kitchen with new "faux" painted flag stones.  This is where I have my morning tea and grow herbs and tomatoes in pots.

Love grouping vintage bird houses.

My small space garden is divided into "rooms" and each year I like to change things around by moving the furniture,pillows, and  adding new vintage items, different flowers, etc. This year I used the blue theme pillows as compared to last year when I used the red and added a red check bed skirt.

                                      Last years's red for a totally different look.

Last year "Blossom", my garden scare crone was all dressed up for the garden tour wearing her red Wellington boots and special apron  that my sister Leslie made for her. 

This year "Blossom" is dressed in a red apron!

My vintage Rocket bicycle has been newly planted planted with red Geraniums and a few assorted flowers.

This is a little eating area for outdoor dining.  This year I added coastal cottage elements to the summer garden with seas shells and signs.

This is the sitting area right off my front porch.  I use old rugs in the garden to define the rooms - the beautiful weather in Southern California  allows me to leave the rugs out for months. My cushions are all outdoor fabrics and have held up very well over the years.

This is my "kitchen garden" as it is located off the kitchen through French Doors and is a perfect place to grow herbs and a few vegetables (all in containers) for cooking and to sit and have morning tea.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my little garden tour.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments, and those of you who follow my blog.

Have a lovely week.  Blessings,  Erin

I am still taking a blog break while going through therapy and will be back son.  Thank you for your prayers, kind well wishes, comments, e-mails,and cards.

                                         "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God".  Matt 5:8