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Saturday, January 23, 2021

My New Story

Welcome.  It has been a while since I invited you over for a cup of  tea. I missed all of you and hope and pray that you  are safe and well .  I am so happy to be back and  have been living  my new story with an auto immune diagnois for the past several years and so excited to be back blogging and sharing  with you my joy, small space garden, cottage and inspiration for my art .  You may notice a few little changes in my garden and cottage such as ramps  as  most of the time I now use wheels (wheel chair or walker )  to safely get around  and am so fortunate that I have not had to slow me down one bit- otherwise, everything is pretty much the same with the addition of lots of new flea market finds and garden whimsy and art.

               Blossom, the vintage garden girl,  is as fickle as ever and constantly changing her outifts.

                      Blossom was the inspiration for my new line of "garden girl" paintings that I plan to turn into cards this year to sell to raise money to donate to a charity  that buys wheelchairs for  those who can not afford one.

                                      As well as for the more whimsical garden girl paintings with birds!


                                                       Bulbs are blooming in the winter  garden.

                                                          Pansies are in bloom!

                                                             Daffodils are blooming!

                                               Water colors in the garden on a warm day!

                   Bentley, our beloved garden/studio assistant crossed the Rainbow Bridge  at age 14.

I am painting more than ever and spend lots ot time in the garden painting whimsical watercolors if I am not in my studio.  My plan is to post evey other Saturday.

                                                                      Studio Scene

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you will come back again for a vist.  We will  have tea, explore the garden and cottage, arrange flowers and a  special painting DIY is planned soon and together we will paint an Easter rabbit.

"Where flowers grow- so does hope" Lady Bird Johnson


Sonia said...

So glad to see your blog post..I don't post very often but I still enjoy blogging! Love your new paintings!

Deanna Forrest said...

I missed you and wondered and worried about what had become of you. I’m so happy to hear you’re feeling better and will resume your inspirational paintings and decorating posts. Welcome back❣️

Junkchiccottage said...

Glad to see you back posting and the art work is so pretty. Love always to see Bently he is so adorable and makes me smile. Happy Saturday. Have a great weekend. xoxo Kris

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I can't believe it has been years! I am so sorry to hear of your autoimmune diagnosis, and that Bentley crossed the rainbow bridge. I am happy to see your return to your garden, that lovely blue china and vibrant yellow flowers are a joy to behold. Be well, and glad you will be posting your lovely garden again.

My Painted Garden said...

Thank you - so nice to hear from you.

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

Welcome back. Sad to hear about Bentley, and your battle with AI. I like the paintings with the wheelchairs.

Rosie said...

So pleased that you are blogging again. Sorry to hear of your Bentley's crossing the Rainbow Bridge, and hope you are ok. I also have a couple of auto immune diseases and am struggling a bit but just keep on keeping on. Your paintings are very pretty and I hope you continue your good work.

Mary said...

Dear Erin, you have been missed so much and it's lovely to have you back sharing your always charming paintings. Losing Bentley must have been very hard, he was such a handsome fellow and a dog I know I would have enjoyed so much. Hearing of your health issue is upsetting. . . . . .I hope and pray all is going better for you now and that you will continue to bring us art which will add so much color, and happiness, to our lives during this continuing difficult time.

Bob and I just got our first vaccine jabs this morning - it went smoothly and we return on Valentine's Day for jab #2!

Stay safe, be well, and know we are happy to see you back.
Warm hugs, Mary in NC

Jeanie said...

Welcome back, Erin. I'm glad you are back on blog and looking forward to many more posts. It had to hurt like crazy losing dear Bentley. Fourteen is a find, long life but that doesn't matter much when you are saying goodbye. Sending love and hope!

Hélène said...

Chère Erin,

It is nice to see you again blogging. I hope you will feel better. You are an example of courage and hope Erin. I admire your spirits. Your paintings bring so much joy and hope. Thank you very much for sharing with us.


A Casa Madeira said...

Que linda as imagens!
Amei a pintura.

BMW said...

How nice to hear from you again. I've missed you and continued checking to see if you would post a blog. How delightful to find you have indeed posted! Best wishes, I am looking forward to future posts.

BMW said...

How nice to hear from you again. I've missed you and continued checking to see if you would post a blog. How delightful to find you have indeed posted! Best wishes, I am looking forward to future posts.