Friday, September 4, 2015

Garden tour

I have been meaning to post a tour of my garden all summer, the first of these photos were taken a month ago, when I had cucumbers still. They have long since been pickled.
I have just a small area of raised beds, but this year we added at least three more beds than last year. Plus we added a bunch of old tires filled with compost, where we planted herbs and tomatoes. 

Cucumbers and broccoli....

Carrots and onions...'s finally all gone. We made zucchini fritters, zucchini chips, canned zucchini bread, steamed zucchini and I have one last one I have been meaning to make into zucchini Pie but haven't got around to yet.  Here's a link to my pinterest board for zucchini and/ or marigold recipes...

Basil, silver mound, lemon thyme, winter savory and oregano and lavender and orange mint....

A new bed; sweet potatoes...

I will post soon with all this week's harvest and what we made out of it all... 
in the meantime, here's a peek into my sketchbook. This page came about after the botanical sketches I did, and the gardening, it just naturally merged into a tangled web of flowers. I have so many new ideas for this... a new e-class (i know, I know... i haven't even finished the mandala e-class), a series of sketchbook pages and even acrylics. I have started about 5 pages already and will show you as I go hopefully.
oops, sorry, this seem a little blurry as it's dark inside now...

At some point I need to get back on track and finish the mandalas i have started. My deadlines have come and gone and been met for the book and I will let you know when it will be available!!!!
And I will have more details about the mandala coloring book edition of the heArt journal online magazine!!!!


  1. Your watercolor paintings are super gorgeous. Thanks for showing off your wonderful garden. All that green is salve for the eyes. And the veggies make my mouth water!

  2. I just gasp when I see your watercolors. WOW! They fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give. I also adore your garden pictures. :D

  3. I am a gardener! Flowers got me painting. I love your art and your garden, fun!

  4. what a fantastic garden and gorgeous illustrations!! We still have zucchini and tomatoes along with many other things, but alas, something got to the cucumber plants and they died very quickly after only having a handful of the produce.

  5. What an abundant garden ~ neat photos ~ Your artwork is fantastic and love the colors!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

    ps. I have only recently got back to painting ~ haven't been able to do so for 2 years ~ not sure why ~
    It is good to see your work again and how advanced you have become in your art!

  6. You have a gorgeous green garden, and I love your flowers on pages. Absolutely beautifully painted.
    Happy weekend ♥

  7. Wow that is a beautiful garden and beautiful art.

  8. Your garden looks like it was healthy and productive!
    The watercolor sketches--gorgeous! Love all the bright colors you used.
    Have a great weekend. :)