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New Painting: "In the Garden" Acrylic and Ink Painting

Flowers, Mixed Media Projects, New Art!Jill AdamyComment

Every day when I wake up in this house, I’m inspired to create art. From the endless supply of fresh fruit, to the abundance of adorable wildlife in my garden, each and every day is a wonderful gift of inspiration!

This weekend I finished up a piece I’ve been working on in preparation for the “Bolton and Harvard Open Studios” event that will be here September 28-29. I’ve got a lot of new pieces to share that will also be available for purchase and I’m adding this beauty to the art shop wall this week!

It’s a rather large painting measuring 18” x 24” and filled with bright and vibrant flowery blooms. Of course, in every garden inspired painting I do, there are 3 ladybugs and 4 bumblebees hidden among the florals to represent my 3 kids and 4 dogs, who are all the loves of my life! Couldn’t have ever asked for a better group to surround me each and every day!

Wanna see more photos of this painting? Here you go! And it is available here for purchase.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the first week of school if it’s starting for your crew! Ours begins on Wednesday and if I’m honest, I’m crushed that they won’t be with me all day every day. Gotta find a new norm and new routine! Funny that the kids are more excited than the parents in this house. But I’m excited for them and can’t wait to hear all about their new adventures and what the year will hold. We’ll have a middle schooler too, so that will be a new thing for all of us!

Thursday in the Garden

Our Country HomeJill Adamy

When we moved to this house back in March, I never thought I’d love this yard as much as I do. I just can’t get over how beautiful everything is. From all the fruit trees (blueberry, cherry, blackberry, apple, pear, peach, apricot and plum) and flowering shrubs to the adorable wildlife that frequents it, the entire family just loves being out there, enjoying every moment.

Everyday, when I go out with my little 4 legged babies, we walk around the yard, checking out how the fruits are growing. I’m definitely learning a lot and can’t wait to see what turns into what and how they all ripen. Never having owned any fruit trees in the past, this is a big learning curve for my hubs and I. But it’s just the most fun we’ve ever had, seeing what sprouts and what treats are coming. The kids are convinced that we need to open a fruit market!

There’s also a lot of beautiful flowers in this yard as you’ll see above. That Rhododendron bush… do you see the size of it?!?! It’s almost as tall as the back of my house!!! And the adorable little birds nest that the robins have set up in it give us all a constant joy to watch the babies grow, eat and then fly the coop. We will all sit out on that back screened in porch that is in back of that gigantic Rhodie for hours on end, reading books and watching the little birds. My son even has a little table set up for his Legos out there! In fact, my high school girlfriends and I have deemed this porch the meeting place and we’ve loved every moment of relaxing out there with a glass of wine and laughing our asses off! Definitely one of the favorite parts of the house!

Anyhow, just thought I’d share with you the wonderful growings that our yard has going on in it right now. I’ll be sure to share as things ripen and we start picking, using and baking.

Enjoy your day! Get out there and create something!