Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Times Past but not Forgotten...


Yesterday I came across a blog of an old acquaintance from years ago. She is a wonderful gardener, but more so a Beautiful Artist. Many years ago in Leesburg, Virginia I was blessed to be able to take a class from her. I was in heaven to just sit there in her prescence. Soaking in everything she taught us!! She was just one of those teachers that could explain things so you would understand just how to do what she wanted you to. Even the books she wrote were written in a way you just knew exactly what to do and do it right!!!

But it brought back so many memories of times past! For those of you that only know me on this Blog as a gardener and not a painter, I painted for years. I began at age 12 when I took my first class at the YWCA. It went on from there... I taught painting classes in my home studio to hundreds of students for 27 years. It seems like a life time ago...
So I picked up my camera and started taking pictures of just some of the things I have around the house that my girls insist I put up every year at Christmas I haven't painted in 4 years, I really need to start again.
I guess life has it's way of just taking you in different directions. I miss my students, but have made some wonderful friends over the years. I am working full time now and love my work. I have learned how to do stained glass and of course I am really gardening like crazy. Working in the summer at a Garden Center and volunteering at West Virginia University Greenhouse in the winter. I love to play in the soil and plant my many seeds.

Well I hope you enjoy the pictures..
Just click on image at top of Christmas Stockings...

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

2 comments:

Rose said...

Lynn, You are so talented! Those are lovely drawings and paintings you have done for Christmas. I can't draw a straight line:)

I saw your collection of seed catalogs, too; they make us antsy, don't they? I might have to check out the book on attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Making your own hummingbird feeder sounds very intriguing.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Lynn, you are such a gorgeous painter. I love all of your pieces. You really need to paint some up and sell them on Etsy. (So I could have some :)
Lona