Monday, 18 June 2018

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

I have a couple of chores this week that will require me to think and make decisions

First, a friend and I have been asked to paint in a garden during Saturday's Garden Tour and they have suggested that we have some items on display for sale. What to paint? What to take for display and sale? How bad will the mosquitoes be? Why did I say I would do this? - lol!

Delphinium Delight - 8 x 10 mixed media
Foxglove Fantasy - 8 x 210 mixed media
I decided to make a few of my quilled/watercolour pieces featuring flowers and garden friends. These are small enough that I can keep the prices down and, hopefully they will sell. I will also take some of my houseplant ornaments, the quilled ones and those made with wire, glue and nail polish. I am hoping for warm weather so my Cool Ties will attract attention and, of course I will have some cards on display too. As for what to paint - I will just play that by ear.

My next chore is to decide what paintings to take for the Art in the Chamber display. Thanks to the efforts of our local Arts Council executive we once again have gallery space in the Creston Chamber of Commerce building.   Each show is for about 5 weeks and I think this one has about 6 artists exhibiting.  I plan on taking about 20 paintings with me - but which ones?

Another job for the next few days was given to me by a blogging friend.

Sheila Delgado nominated me for the Three Quotes in Three Days challenge. This is day one!

The rules are simple:
    Thank the person who nominates you
    Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days
    Nominate three new bloggers each day

So here goes!

Thank you so much Sheila. This is quite a challenge for me as I don't think of quotes, never pay attention to who says what and find that very few 'sayings' stick in my head. However, over the years there have been a few things that have grabbed my attention enough to be remembered.  Here is one of them:

   Every man who has a dog to worship him, should have a cat to ignore him!

I looked this saying up on Google and couldn't find a definite author although some attribute it to Mark Twain. I first heard this many years ago from my brother, David and I never really thought about what it actually means. During my Google search there was a listing for a sermon that used this phrase to highlight the need for balance in your life and I thought it was very appropriate.

I will be sharing two more quotes in the next few days but I can only nominate people for today (many of my blogger friends have already been nominated by others- sigh)

I nominate - Cathy Hubman
                   Win Dinn
                   Kelly Warren

Now for the fun part! No decisions are need for this as it was just plain fun and it is over - lol. This past Saturday I did a Watercolour Painting Party for a group of 5 ladies, three of whom were returning participants. I love it when people enjoy something so much they come back again!
painters at work

happy painters and their finished art!
All in all, it was a good weekend and it looks like it will be a good week too. Ain't life grand?


  1. I am most certainly liking the combination of quilling and watercolour, Val - it definitely draws one in!

    Thanks for nominating me for the quote challenge, but my head is so full of pictures that I can't see the words for them. I do appreciate the thought, though!

    1. No worries Win about the quote thing. I almost didn't do it myself but figured I would even tho it reminds me of chain letters - lol. I enjoy the quilling and watercolour combo too - glad you like them. Have a great day!

  2. LOL, I almost didn't do it either Val. But Chandra has a love of words, and how they can inspire others.. so I had too ;) I love the quote you posted. So very, very true. And Funny.
    LOVE your paintings, the flowers are gorgeous, and fit so well with the quilled creatures. Beautiful!!
    Sounds like a great show, have fun and best of luck to you :)
    Teaching too??? You can tell they really had fun, and the work proves it. Whew! I am exhausted just from reading your post!

    1. ha, ha, ha. some days I feel the same way Sheila - too tired to do much of anything. thanks for stopping by.