Thursday, February 15, 2018

art space and painting area

it doesn't always look like this, but i am trying to keep this space in our dining room/kitchen open for painting, drawing, and occasional play doh takeovers. i love that my kids are also inspired to create here. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

valentine's coloring and all you need is love watercolor

hello darling people! i hope you are having a love-filled day. i have been playing with hand lettering and watercolors over the past year, and wanted to share some love-inspired creations i have made recently. thanks to a computer upgrade, i have been able to play and share more. i am hoping you might be able to print the above doodle as a coloring page! here is a pdf link. let me know if it works for you, and please share if you do some coloring! 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

other first ceramics

these two go with the first- they just had to wait their turn for final firing. i did them all in a combo of stone white + robin egg blue. more on their way to the kiln...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

overwintering plants and starting seeds

we planted some starts late in the growing season last year. i can't even quite remember when. maybe august? we got a few cabbages and cauliflower starts, but didn't expect too much. lo and behold, the cauliflower is making some beautiful and delicious growth! the cabbages have been eaten by bugs and slugs for the most part, but who knows - they could surprise us! it's the first time i have ever grown cauliflower (though i may have attempted it before). we have also had some nice kale lately, and the calendulas have been flowering throughout this mild far at least.
another first for me - i also got some garlic in this fall, and hurray! it is beginning to come up! we made these planters out of troughs, and they have been a fun way to add growing space. last year i was inspired to grow flowers, so these held sweet peas and had room for carrots too. i just put some new sweet peas in as well (the floral kind, not the food variety.) it has been lovely to find organic flower seeds at Siskiyou Seeds.
our weather has been so warm lately - i really feel like planting more! right! now! but we just prepped some pots instead. we have a sweet little greenhouse, but unfortunately it has not held up very well, so it won't really protect seedlings if there were frosty nights. (what with the open roof and all.) looking forward to seeing what grows this year. wondering what garden excitement you are dreaming up?