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It’s been a long time since I’ve written a new blog post. Here are the highlights of the past seven months.
I installed a pond in the back yard, and it’s a great source of inspiration and tranquility for me. California Toads and Pacific Tree Frogs had tadpoles, and at night there is a symphony of croaking.
I put a solar system on my roof and in the past few months, I’ve been getting credits on my electric bills!
I sold two paintings at my show in the City of Calabasas Artists Alley!
Two of my pieces were published this Spring in 500 RAKU, as part of the Lark Books 500 Series.
My guy built an amazing chicken coop for us and we’re raising hens now. Big Momma (Barred Rock), Lolita (Ameraucana), Red ( Rhode Island Red) and Buffy (Buff Orpington) are an amazing group of birds and they all get along so well, even roosting on the same roost at night. Big Momma has been laying an egg a day for a week now, so the other girls can’t be far behind. Our girls get organic feed and range freely all over the yard. Sadly, my Heuchera (Coral Bells) are completely decimated–the chokes really seem to love the leaves. But other than that and Buffy’s close brush with the neighbor’s dog, it’s been so much fun! We’re even training Georgie, the Blue Heeler, to watch over the girls while they’re out in the yard and herd them back into the hen house before nightfall.
We built two raised bed vegetable gardens, and planted them chock-full of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and summer squash, two kinds of beans, basil (Thai, Purple and Italian varieties), strawberries, artichokes, tarragon, oregano, cilantro, 2 kinds of cucumbers and 6 kinds of lettuce. Throughout the garden we have companion plantings of French marigolds, sweet alyssum, chives, dill, cosmos and more. A diverse, organically-grown ecosystem is the way to go!
Two of my ceramic pieces, “No Use Crying” and “My Creative Mojo,” were selected for a juried exhibit, The Art of Clay, at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA). The show runs from July 9-30th, with the opening reception on July 9th from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Second Saturday art walk in the Pomona Art Colony. I hope to see you there!
“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”