Thursday, July 23, 2015

in the middle of summer

In the middle of summer:

::The Buddha garden has been in recovery mode all season long due to hail damage -- there are no vegetables or tomatoes ripening or even forming yet. However, because it's a cherished labor of love, I am willing to go the extra mile by 1) waiting longer and 2) planting more seeds. The waxing moon in watery Scorpio makes the next few days beneficial for seed sowing and I want to tap into those unseen forces. 

::A ballband dishcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting in the works -- the Peaches & Creme pattern is a favorite, just enough stitch variation to keep you on your toes. The soft and lofty Bernat Gloucester cotton yarns were a gift and are a pleasure to work with. 

::I didn't know an asparagus fern would bloom in our climate. But she did, and magnificently so. Hundreds of tiny blossoms, I feel like I should make a flower essence.

::The prompt for Journal52 Week21 was top 10 lists. Painting and wiping the page with layers of tan and brown resulted in a wood grain look. I love the way this journal is starting to feel with its pages all thick and wrinkled and warped.

::The girl with moon paintings above the little vase was my first full-moon art ritual -- painted itty canvasses, one for each of 13 moons.

::We decorated little jars with scrap papers and washi tape and then filled them with flowers. Our fourth grandchild was born just this week so these three bright spirits have a new baby-boy-cousin. 

::There are and will be miracles. 


Nancy said...

Oh my, my, my! Such beauty here! I remember all those itty bitty moon paintings! Your journal page looks great and I realized that knew most of the things listed about you! Congrats on a new grand-baby :) Love seeing the little leggers and toes of those welcoming cousins!

liniecat said...

Many many congrats Peggy! How wonderful for you all, a new soul to welcome and cherish!
I have my sweet peas in a tall jam jar wrapped in fabric at the moment too lol
I'm abit all at sea this past week, I'm Scorpio ( 20th Nov, so only just!) so maybe it's not surprising - had best get out there and plant some seeds!
The journal looks delightful, tactile and inviting. And the moons look great hung together like that!
Keep the faith in the garden, am sure it will reward you given more time lol

Nanette said...

I remember you painting those sweet canvases month by month; love the paper covered jars; and congratulations on the new baby.

jude said...

love the little painted blocks

Chip Butter said...

OH, you talented girl...sure do know how to wrangle a camera lens! Every photo is a feast for the eyes. Your top ten list says so much about you, and I like it! Also, love your little moon paintings. Congrats on the new little one!

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Love, love your moon art grouping, enjoyed going through the year with you.
The dish cloth is too pretty to use for dirty dishes!
The little flower vases are so cute and so are the legs and feet peeking out. Congratulations on the new grandchild.

Els said...

The journal page is great ,,,, and I LOVE those tiny
colourful vases !!!!! (splendid idea !)

Ms. said...

Blooming everything! Surprises looking back over those first thirteen moons too--the way they fit together! But, the best surprise of all is that new little being!
Your post, the pictures (last one in particular) on big blooming surprising miracle!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Peggy said...

Thanks, everyone! Hey, the garden IS looking better, all of a sudden we have lots of tiny green tomatoes and I saw a bean pod yesterday, too...which I promptly ate.