Tuesday, September 18, 2012

whooo hooo! we finally have a brisk autumn-type morning! the kind where you hunt for some socks to put on instead of flip-flops and i find the cats curled up on top of the stove or under a lamp light.  MY kind of weather!! I wilt in the heat but this cool weather gives me back some energy!!! maybe not enough energy to face Mount Laundry, but more than enough to paint!!

(ps - love the cooler temps but the snow can just stay put in my paintings!)

Thursday, September 13, 2012


doesn't your soul just yearn to get away from it all sometimes? maybe your special getaway place is a seaside cottage, or maybe it's just a walk in the woods or drifting in a little boat on a calm lake...or maybe, just maybe, it's right there in your imagination.....

what brought on this touch of melancholy?  I'll tell you...it's grocery day tomorrow!  I will try to put myself into my happy-place mood!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Nothing escaped Susan's decorative touch at Halloween"

I don't know about you, but have i told you i am way done with summer?  I am sooo ready to pack up the over-worn sundresses and raggedy shorts in favor of cuddly sweats.  I'm ready to quit with the sunflowers in vases and break out a pumpkin or two, maybe a ghost and some corn stalks on porch posts.  And if we get one more day in the upper 80's, honesty i am going to add a few fake snowmen to my decor just to fake myself into thinking it's cool out!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sometimes it's just good for the soul to treat yourself.   It doesn't take much to make a heart smile...the sight of a perfect rose, the scent of autumn clematis in the air, time with a good book.

I'm thinking this tray would be a whimsical treat for yourself or guests.  Even a pop-tart set on a paper plate must taste better for putting on the ritz...just a little bit!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The thing is, ask anybody and they will tell you i have a super talent for being distracted. Like a Guiness Book of World Records talent.
Which explains my Mount Laundry. It's easy enough to be distracted from that, no talent neccesary really.   If i was truly brave i'd put a photo of it here, but it would probably give you nightmares.
Let me put it this way...our youngest son just turned 21.  The other week i thought maybe i'd work from the bottom up of the pile instead of the top down.  I found a size 4T shirt down there. What does that tell you?

So here's the laundry room of my dreams:


And, yes, i painted it while i was supposed to be doing laundry.