Monday, 25 June 2012

A Tour of my garden in the heat of the sun.

As  its such a lovely sunny evening i thought I'd  take a few pictures of my garden.
With all the rain we have had these last few weeks every thing in the garden is looking a picture. The proudest part of the garden is the fruit and vegetable plot where all my hard work of planting is starting to pay off. We have raspberries, strawberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants ready to pick and also broad beans, peas and carrots. The potatoes and beetroot will be ready in about a week. 

 My Husband took this photo of me picking raspberries

 Potato flowers.

My first broad bean.


Wild Strawberries.
 Black currants ready to pick.

Tilly my Jack Russell, She is 14 and still loves to chase the rabbits, but they can out run her now.

 Poppies and Daisy's.

This is not a real duck, but he looks good looking over the pond.
 I love the grey colour of these flowers.

A view from the house.

 A flower boarder full of Sweet Williams and roses.

My green house where i grow Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and peppers.

These chamomile flowers are ready to pick and dry.
The first flowering holly hock.

The ox eye daisy grows very well in my garden.

Look what you can do with a broken flower pot. I have grown a cactus in mine.

Hiding between the garage and green house are these water buts.
                                                                                                     A vase of flowers from my garden.

 I love this wild area of my garden. The Sweet Williams i grew from seed last year. The colours are amazing.

I am very proud of my garden. It is worth all the hard work that my husband and myself put into it.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Still bargains to be had in the charity shops

Hi all my lovely bloggers. Hope you are all keeping well and managing to be cheerful with this very wet weather we are having. Still its good for the gardens and saves us all the watering we usually have to do this time of the year.

While out shopping the other day i went into our local charity shop and as i am always on the look out for art books, the book area is the first place i aim for.  To my amazement i found not one art book, but five. They cost 79p each and were all brand new. How lucky was that. Well i just had to show you my finds.

I made this journal by using some of the ideas from the above book. I call it my BLOB book.
I use the book as a reference to the colours before applying to my paintings Its surprising the different colours that are made.  Some artists use their blobs to create an art work.

I have been going to my art classes for almost a year now and am beginning to feel more confident with the work i  produce. I am painting flowers this term and really enjoying using water colour.
Here are some of my paintings.

I am pleased with these pictures, after all i have only been painting for a short while . It just goes to show you can do anything if you try.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A collection of flowers from my garden.

My creation by lindyloo makes
My creation, a photo by lindyloo makes on Flickr.
At last i have managed to find out how to make a mosaic picture on flickr. All these photos were taken by me with my new camera. Hope you like them.........xx