Putting all my (gardening) eggs in one basket

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI can never buy enough plants. No matter how many I have, both in the house and the yard, I always want more. This obsession with wanting more and more flowers for my yard can get pricey. So this year I am determined to learn how to successfully grow […]

Stale marshmallows STILL make good S’mores

Export to PDF | Export to DOCOn Valentine’s Day we finally convinced Nathan to use his birthday money to buy the Fire Pit that he had asked for last summer. We offered to pay for half of it, even though he had more than enough money to cover the cost, and he accepted our offer.Β (That […]

how a few green leaves changed my life

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIf you’re like me, then you NEED to see GREEN all year-long. Two weeks ago I spent $5 on a bare-root hydrangea bush that I will plant in my yard this spring. Since there were already a few tiny leaves poking out of the packaging when I bought the […]

finding beauty (done! “rudbeckia”)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCThe best part of being an artist, is the moment when you decided a painting is DONE! Yesterday I finished an oil painting that I’ve been working on since January 19th. It’s called “Rudbeckia.” (The official name of the big yellow flowers isΒ “Rudbeckia hirta Prairie Sun,” but I thought […]

A February Calendar for Your Computer Desktop!

Export to PDF | Export to DOCFebruary, 2011 To welcome in the new month, I’ve made this February 2011 Calendar for your computer’s desktop. Just click on the image, save it to your desktop, and then make that image your wallpaper. Let new the month begin! Click here to read about this paintingΒ on my website. […]