Friday, November 21, 2014

Painting Sunflowers and Fall Gatherings

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 while I share the inspirations for my art. My church hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in need the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  I volunteer to make floral arrangements for the 20 plus tables and gather flowers, leaves, berries, pumpkins and vintage containers from my garden to use for the decorations - I call it my "fall gatherings"  and it is a joyful occasion to be able to share my bounty. After the meal we take the pumpkins to the food bank so they can be used to make pies.

Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, in the garden to start our fall gatherings and look for Sunflowers to paint








I take this sign to use with pumpkins and flowers at the entrance of the dining hall.
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After the dinner I donate the flowers to our church to use for Thanksgiving decorations.







I picked up a bunch of lovely Sunflowers from the farmers market to use  and could not resist painting them before making the floral arrangements.







                                                    A little "art in the garden".









This is the perfect time of the year to express my gratitude to all of my blog readers and to thank you for your visits, e-mails, comments and those following my blog.
  
                        Wishing you and your family a Joyful Thanksgiving.  Blessings, Erin



"And now these three remain:  faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love". Corinthians 13:13



8 comments:

Lady Jane said...

stopped by to say Happy Thanksgiving and take a look at your lovely arrangements.

Susan said...

Hi Erin...Love your sunflower painting,as I love ALL your paintings. They are so bright and cheerful.

And I am thankful for you, too! Susan

Art and Sand said...

I love your welcoming entry.

I was thinking it would be nice to see in person, but I am realizing that with the holidays upon us, we will probably not meet up until after the new year. But, January is always such a pretty month in southern California.

Happy Thanksgiving

Nancy Happily said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog and subscribed to it! I'm sure the tables will all be lovely. Your blog is full of joy and encouragement for all who are fortunate to find it & subscribe. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy Medina said...

So beautiful Erin, I love when you paint sunflowers!

Marcia said...

Stopping by to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving, Erin. I am grateful for the light you shine in this corner of blogland.
Keep shining!
Much love,
Marcia

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