Art Studio of a Country Woman

Painting My World with My Heart

rosemary and jasmine

Spring is my favorite time of year. Here we are galloping quickly into summer but I’ll hang on to it as long as I can! Especially after a very wet, blustery, long winter where I live in usually sunny California.

Flowers are at their finest in spring. Especially garden flowers; not coddled, sunburned, frosted, never perfect, those are the best.

Beautiful Victor Hugo Quote~ A Garden A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” ~ Victor Hugo Crape Myrtles do nothing most of the time. But once summer is at it’s height and just beginning to slide, they […]

To find the universal elements enough To find the air and the water exhilarating To be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter To be thrilled by the stars at night To be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring… These are some of the rewards of the simple life. […]

spring oranges

veggies in ice
We hear of so many supposed rain storms that are approaching our area of parched California, we hardly pay attention now. I guess a good gully washer would be “News” if it were to actually happen but nothing of the sort has happened since fall 2014. It is another blog post but I don’t know where to begin to tell my story here on the ranch…

orange begonia
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And, if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. Martha Graham