Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea. This is where I share with you my love for painting, gardening and photography as well the inspirations for my art and my cottage garden with the assistance of Bentley, my studio assistant. Sometimes we leave my garden and go on field trips together to visit other gardens, charming shops, etc. or I share with you the fun art projects my Eastside Art Group creates.
This time last year I was invited to be a Contributing Editor to the lifestyle on line magazine Southern Guide to Life. The column is "California Gardening with a Southern Accent" and my autumn article "Creating Vintage Autumn Charm".is about how with just a little time, using inexpensive items or re-purposings items that you already have can turn your sometimes drab fall garden into a vibrant and stunning display that sings Autumn. The article can be found at www.southernguidetolife.com.
Let's join Bentley in the garden and we will share a few of the vintage items in the garden that were re-purposed to add fall color after I wrote the article.
A weathered crow sits on top of an old metal basket filled with pumpkins.
The crow was the inspiration for the little autumn paintings.
Fall leaves and berries add color to a vintage watering can and the simple addition of a colorful pumpkin sitting on top of an old zinc pot adds whimsy.
Pumpkins and colorful leaves add color to a vintage coke bottle container.
Vintage birdhouses and colorful pots of Mums scream colorful Fall.
You can see lots of other ideas in my article at www.southernguidetolife.com
Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog. I will be away next week attending a 3 day oil painting workshop and hope to be able to share some photos of the workshop with you when I return.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
"For the Lord gives wisdom." Proverbs 2:6