A cuh-raaazy week.
Lots of pictures to share. :-)
First I want to thank my friend Suzy Quaife from http://www.suziqusthreadworks.blogspot.com/. I entered a giveaway she was having and actually won! That rarely happens to me so I was thrilled! And I am so honored to have one of Suzi's gorgeous bags.
It came wrapped so prettily all the way from NSW Australia!
My photography skills do not do you justice Suzi dear!
Can you see all the detail?
And even sweet little goodies tucked inside.
Suzi's gift will be treasured forever. If you have not met Suzi and her FABulous threadworks you are missing some real beauty. When you visit Suzi's blog look for the pictures of her garden. I told Suzi I would like to live in her garden. It looks to be created of magic and fairy tales.
Last week we were rainy and cold enough to turn the heat back on and kept us from getting the garden finished planted. But now I do believe we are finally settling into late spring/summer weather. The tomatoes are in and tonight Mr Shabby and my dad put in the corn. Yum!
The Queen came to visit this week!
I inherited my bed of Queen Anne's Lace when we bought the house.
The Roses and Peonies are running riot!
This year they have a new guardian
Mr Shabby dubbed her Birdmommy.
She sits in front of a tall bird feeder and there is a birdhouse above her to the right that is filled with baby Starlings right now. We have enjoyed watching mom and dad both diligently taking turns feeding their brood.
Of course I had to bring some flowers into the house!
To lovely not to enjoy them inside and out.
A close up of the Queen Anne's Lace.
I loved this image so much I had to play with it in Photoshop. Above and below are two samples of what the ladies are learning to do over in my new class Down and Dirty the Digital Way.
Aren't they fun?! Texture can be soft and subtle just as much as it can be grungy and distressed.
I can teach you how to do this to your own images.
There is a new class starting over at Creative Workshops June 13.
It's called Whimsical Landscape Painting with Mechelle Harrison.
This painting actually starts with texture. Come check it out!
Artful Gathering is picking up speed like a bullet train and we are being consumed with keeping track of a thousand little details, learning so much along the way. Video segments are rolling in from our teachers and let me tell you they ROCK!!!!!!! There is so much you can learn at this event. So save your pennies and make some time this summer for some fun!
Elizabeth Johnson is one of our Artful Gathering teachers and in her workshop she will teach you how to draw the most adorable little Bluebird and then add color. Here is a little video of Elizabeth drawing a Hummingbird.
Happy Sunday lovlies!