Art in the Garden

Hi Friends,

We’re back at the lake cottage for a couple of days….two times in less than a month!

Anyway, this morning I decided I was going to work on a piece of art that’s been on my to do list.

I think this quote by leonardo da vinci says it all….if your spirit isn’t in it, there’s no art.  My spirit has been somewhere else for some time now, and I’m really trying to get it back. 

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  What a perfect beautiful, summer morning!  It’s the perfect morning to get an art project completed.

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While I’m trying to concentrate on my art…..

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this little guy started singing…..

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and Mr. Wasp definitely caught my attention…….

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and these little guys can be very annoying….

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This little guy stopped by…..

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and of course…..there’s always this fellow, waiting (sometimes) patiently ……

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to swim here….

it’s almost lunch time, and now it’s too hot to paint outside…. guess I’ve missed another opportunity to create art!

My inspiration for this piece came from Cottage Style Magazine.  This article was written by Debra Steilen and if you would like to see more beautiful beach inspiration click on her name.


I love the simplicity and color… if only I had the lamp, table, rope, weights and ART!

What inspires your creative side?  I’m sure you’re not a procrastinator like me….

Thanks again for stopping by, I appreciate you!

xoxo  Mary

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Junk or Vintage Treasure

It’s been a fun week here at the lake cottage, but as always, it’s time to return home.  I guess it wouldn’t be as much fun if we stayed here all of the time. 

I did find an old vintage stool and metal bowl that makes a perfect prop for photography.  I’m always looking for rustic old things for photography.  The chipper and rustic the better.

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And……the best part they were practically free.

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Blog dog had to check out the strawberries.

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I think he wants to take a bite of one of those delicious ripe strawberries!

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Anyway, I absolutely love Better Homes and Gardens Cottage Style Magazine.  I was thumbing through an older one this week, and this old stool and bowl looks like something in one of their cottages.

Are you a photographer junkie?

Thanks for stopping by….see you soon.

xo  Mary

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