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Sublimity, OR, United States
I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby. After 10 years I quit the day job to pursue my art as a full time passion.

25 April 2011

Cottage colors Party~PINK

My last official blog party before I jump on a jet plane leavin for Hawaii. I couldn't  miss this one, because this month's party is PINK and I have a lot of it. But I won't overdo it I promise....I grabbed a few photos of my favorites...

 Hand painted Vintage German porcelain

Paris in Pink pillow

Pink Guest Towels

pink crochet

Pink Ruffles!

Carnations on this old greeting card

last, but not least, pink hollyhock from my garden last summer...

See you in Mid May

Aloha my friends~

23 April 2011

Today is the day the Lord has made....

Rejoice and be glad in it

Happy Easter!

13 April 2011

Free blog banners for Easter!

Usually when holidays roll around, I share some of my vintage postcard collection,bu thought it would be fun to share some Easter banners that you can use to decorate your blog. Feel free to add your blog name and alter as you wish. My Easter gift to blogland!

Click on the images to bring to full size, then right click to save to your computer.

08 April 2011

Cottage Garden Party

I started this party over at Etsy Cottage Style blog on the first day of spring, but my garden here in western Oregon was far from ready to photograph! But today we had a beautiful day.....

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and I stopped work on my art and made myself go tend my garden. So I am sharing with you a few of things blooming right now. I weeded the biggest patch of weeds I have ever seen, and snipped back the Sally Holmes rose you see in the left of the pic above.

The birds have not discovered the berries on this Winterberry bush yet...

A few years ago my hubby put out this bench so we could enjoy the lovely farmland and mountains to the east of our home. It was so inviting today that I actually spent an hour just sitting and soaking up the beauty of spring!

Care to share whats blooming in your garden???? Join us over at
Etsy Cottage Style Blog

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