Original Miniature Oil Paintings

I have uploaded eleven of my original oil paintings to my shop on Etsy.  I invite you to check them out.https://www.etsy.com/listing/489669143/male-cardinal-in-the-snow?ref=sho......more

Original Miniature Oil Paintings

I have uploaded eleven of my original oil paintings to my shop on Etsy.  I invite you to check them out.https://www.etsy.com/listing/489669143/male-cardinal-in-the-snow?ref=sho......more

Original Mini Oil Paintings

Today I opened my shop on Etsy.  I'm selling my original miniature oil paintings.   I have posted eleven photos of the paintings and invite you to check them out.  Your feedback is appreciated. https://www.etsy.com/listing/489669143/male-cardinal-in-the-snow?ref=sho......more

Cone Flowers and Lilies

    Cone Flowers (Echinaceas) are fragrant and drought proof, and both bees and butterflies love them.  Cone flowers are among my favorite perennials and I have several different kinds....more

May is for Gardeners

  Yes, you can grow lettuces, chard, tomatoes, and herbs in pots.  I do and I get good results.  Every spring I fill my pots with fresh soil and place them in an area that gets full sun.  My reason for growing in pots is mainly due to a mostly shady backyard. Buttercrunch lettuce in a pot ...more

A Stroll Through My Backyard

    Spring is my favorite season.  It's when I can look out my windows and see a backyard full of daffodils and narcissus.  When the days are cold, I might pick a few of my miniature daffodils and bring them in the house to enjoy.      Only one variety of...more
Hello Julie.... Columbines will scatter seed and I have many plants that have come from ...more

My Paintings From a Watercolor Workshop

    This past winter I enrolled in a beginner's watercolor workshop.  The instructor had us draw and paint pictures done by famous artists: Degas, Winslow Homer, and Sargent, and I tried very hard to do a good job.  Some of the paintings were chosen to help us with buildings and objects that receded into the background, while other paintings were to help us use a dark background to bring out, or define, something white.  You can see my attempt at this when I painted the pasta makers.  Another painting I ch...more
 @mercedesaug  What a kind thing to say, Mercedes.  Thank you. more

Terrariums Are for Winter Enjoyment

      During the winter months, when it's gray and dreary outside, I have my indoor plants to enjoy.  I have a kitchen window with a southern exposure and that's where I grow most of my indoor plants.  I have a long wooden stand that my father made, and that's where I grow my orchids, ferns, and African violets.    ...more
Just gorgeous. It was very relaxing just viewing your terrariums.more

Orange-Cranberry Muffins Using Oat Flour

    Orange-Cranberry Muffins Using Oat Flour       During the winter months, I make muffins almost weekly.  I prefer Orange-Cranberry muffins, using my own recipe, but some of the time I might make bran muffins.  I like having a muffin and a cup of hot tea for my breakfast.  When fresh cranberries...more

African Violets in My Windows

      If you want flowers that bloom throughout the winter, grow African violets.  I've been growing them for years, since I was fourteen.  They aren't difficult to grow and I keep them in my windows while I wait for spring,....and the daffodils.   ...more
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