Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Unexpected Visitor...

Have you ever had so much to do that you end up by doing nothing?  That's what I've been doing....nothing.  Mainly because I don't know where to start.  Isn't that a funny and curious thing?  I have an art piece due on July 1st....haven't even started it.  I have huge areas of bareness in my garden.  They need to be filled with color and life...haven't planted a thing.  Well, the list goes on and on.

Poor Juniorbug needs to go to the groomer...he's a silly mess... 



Although my garden is still suffering and in need of more nurturing, I am seeing little signs of life. Plants are blooming this year that haven't bloomed since "My Great Depression of 2008"....

Vibrant pink Four O' Clocks ~


Soft and velvety Lamb's Ear ~


Roses, Salvia and Toadflax ~


Secret prettiness that stayed hidden in the soil until now ~



My little plum tree has managed to offer a few plums this year...



Even though my white picket fence needs re-painting...


it is always a welcome sight to see my purple Sweet Peas winding themselves around the picket fence...chipping paint and all...


My front path is coming along nicely.  With the cooler than usual weather we've been having in Southern California, my Impatiens are happily blooming...



Over the last couple of months, there have been some sad times.  In April, we finally had to say our last good-byes to our sweet, 15 year old Labrador Retriever, Homer...


She was a strong and loyal part of our family with an amazing spirit and a giving heart.  We miss her terribly...



On the lighter side....just a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet with a childhood friend...


We met when we were 3 or 4 years old.  We lived next door to each other all of our growing up years.  Like so many people, we lost touch and hadn't seen each other in over 20 years.  Thanks to facebook, we re-connected and met for a 5 hour lunch!  Can you believe that?  I don't recall ever sitting in a restaurant for 5 hours just talking.  We still have a lot to catch up on!  And we will.

During all my "doing nothingness",  I have managed to get a few art pieces done.  This piece in particular is by far my favorite...maybe my favorite ever!

"An Unexpected Visitor"


As you can see, it is based on "Little Red Riding Hood".  My intention was to hold this piece back for my "Connecting Spaces" show at The Riverside Arts Project in September.  But....I have listed the original in my art shop for a few days.  If you have any questions regarding this piece, feel free to email me.  If you like the piece, but don't want to invest in the original, I am offering a print version as well.  

Ohhh....I almost forgot.  Look what I found in my garden!  It's the teeniest, tiniest snail I've ever seen...


Can you believe that?  Nature is truly breathtaking!

Until Next Time:
Kim
Gerushia's New World

6 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

I hear ya, sister...I've been thinking about the huge list of things that continue to go undone around here! Your garden looks pretty dang good to me though...and Juniorbug always steals the show! xox

shell-rose creations said...

Oh, Kim, you know I know what you mean. So much to do that I do nothing. I truly get it.

connie said...

wow, how cool to meet up with your childhood friend and nieghbor... I have always thought of mine, wonderful you had found eachother on face book. loving your new piece"robinhood" it is very cool my friend!

jdavissquared said...

Wow, you really have been busy! So sorry to hear about Homer. :(
Your flowers are beautiful.
I love that piece! I like the way the wolf is looking at Red. So spooky!
And, that snail is amazing!

Kathy said...

Beautiful photos Kim...and of course I love to see Silly Junior. I did a blog post and linked to you digital download shop, did you remove some? ~poo.....*grin*

Amy said...

Oh my...such a good post...but first, I am sorry to hear about Homer.
I love your new art!
Your Sweet Peas and Plum tree are fab too.
Here's to childhood friends--I have a friend who is like a sister, we've known each others' secrets since age 5.
Amy