Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ancient apple trees and lilacs

Week Twenty Three.....What and Where is this?

The past 10 days on Campobello Island, NB have seen the passing of the daffodils, wild pear and forsythia blooms, but now we are having a simultaneous bloom of lilac and apples. We are lucky to have 17 old apple trees on our property, many are older than 100 years old.  They make great organic applesauce in the Fall since we do no spraying, but have cleaned out underneath these trees in recent years.  I decided to do two designs this week using the celtic cross design:  one for apples and one for lilacs. 
 As always, they are $50 framed in an 8" by 8" format.

Below are the original photos:  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Week Twenty Two.....What and Where is this!

Finally back home on Campobello Island!  The grass and gardens are growing like crazy.

The photo I chose was taken at Liberty Point at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park (RCIP), but I did not use the rocks in the photo, but was interested in all the colors found in the grasses which are spectacular in the spring and even into summer. This photo was actually taken after mid July last year, but the colors were still vivid in the grasses.  It is spectacular here now in the Canadian Maritimes and in way Downeast Maine.  Come visit us at: We are open by appointment for a few more weeks, then the summer season is in full swing!

Original photo was this:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Week Twenty One.....What and Where is this!

Now more than half way home, I had a chance to visit the Chicago Institute of Art and the old Chicago Public Library now the Chicago Cultural Center.  The mosaic work and the stained glass domes were absolutely astounding.  I did 6 kaleidoscopes this week from one of the domes:

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Tomorrow is Michael's last day of teaching for a few weeks.  He has plenty are article assignments and projects/paintings to complete once we get back to Campobello Island and before our summer season, however.

My assignment to myself this summer is to learn more about several computer programs and digital photography.  Next winter we plan to begin the relocation process to another beautiful southwestern location.  Hint:  it is back in New Mexico and will require a studio for winter painting!