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Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Garden Journal


As you can see, it's been quite awhile since I made an entry with a painting in my garden journal.

I write in it several times a week, and sometimes make a sketch or two - but rarely anymore do I add a painting.  Which I think it's about time to do again!

When I lived up north here in the states, I'll always remember visiting with an elderly member of the garden club I was in.  We were sitting in her beautiful blue swing on her big front porch and she was showing me her garden journal.  

Oh - what a lovely, lovely work of art.  She wrote daily, she painted flowers, she painted parts of flowers and plants.  She painted the landscape.  She painted the seasons.  All along with her lovely penmanship and seed packets and pressed leaves and petals.  

I was so inspired.  She was magnificent!  Decades of gardening and her love for it was very apparent.

I haven't talked to her for years now...I hope she's doing well and still able to putter about gardening and painting.  




3 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hello Lynn!!!
I'm so happy to know you and stop by to enjoy your work! I too love to dabble in art, mostly sketching and a bit of watercolor paints. You can see some of my work I shared from my sidebar link just below my easel.

Oh....and to read that you're a bird enthusiast makes me smile broadly!!! Yes, migration is among us and I'm loving it all. Do stop by when you have time to view my bird photography blog if you care to.

http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com

I hope to see you come by for a visit, and I will add you to my blog reading list so I won't miss when you post again.

Lynn McIntosh said...

Hi Hootin Anni! You're so nice to have a look at my blog - I am definitely coming back to check out your art - I had missed that the first time stopping by! And I LOVE your bird photography - just wonderful!!! Thanks so much!

Elizabeth said...

There is something extra special about journals ~ especially ones like yours and the elderly lady's in the garden club. I have kept a journal since I was a young girl and continue to do so. Since I lack artistic skills on every level (soooo true) . . . I add dried flowers from my garden for that extra special touch.

Blogs are great - but there is something to be treasured in a journal.

PS - love this painting. :-)