Thursday, April 15, 2010


Hopefully, by now, everyone realizes how much I enjoy gardening and flowers.  I truly believe that "THE EARTH LAUGHS IN FLOWERS".

Today I decided to photo a little spot in my house where I not only have put some of my roses in a sweet little vase; but I have also been brave enough to put one of my paintings in the vignette.

I'm really a beginning artist, but I find if I display one of my pieces of art occasionally it does encourage me to draw and paint more.  Does the same happen with you? 

One of these photos was taken with the flash on, and one with it off.  You can certainly tell the difference.  That is another thing I am trying to get the hang of, photography.

I know with enough practice with my art and my photography I will get better.

You know, creativity does kind of resemble life, the more you do it the more you improve!!!!  Wouldn't you agree??

Have a blessed day dear friends,



  1. Every time I come to visit you at your blog it is prettier and prettier! You photography is just lovely and I am loving all the gorgeous flowers.

    I too am still experimenting with taking pictures in certain lights-it really makes a difference doesn't it!

    Best wishes for a happy (gardening?) weekend,

  2. Awww Jo, your painting is so pretty! Wow, get rid of the doubt about that. And all your photo's are so beautiful too.
    Just trying to get a few blogs visits in before I go back to packing things up. Life is a little crazy right now...
    But I'll be back as much as I can till I get settled in.
    Keep painting and clicking (o:

  3. Hello Jo, your little vignette is so pretty... I love the roses and your painting is beautiful! I love to paint as well, and have just one of my paintings hanging in our home... I want to spend more time doing that as well... I also love all of your pretty photos on your sidebars! xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Dear Jo!-)*

    I am absolutelly agree with you about creativity...because how more you do anything,you get it from one or another place back!!!
    And what is also pretty that you will continue,and this is really great!-)*

    Love you photos and keep it in you soul,just try and do it,you paintingswil be more and more beautiful!!!

    Much Love,

  5. Gorgeous, makes for a gorgeous picture.

  6. I am so glad that you found me so that I could find you! It must be fate...I see already that we have alot in common! I have the quote you used in this post at the top of my blog...and I see you are a MacKenzie Childs lover as well as a lover of color...ME TOO!

    I look forward to many more visits!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Your comment to Cathy's blog just stood out and so I now have found your beautiful blog!
    Love your site.

  8. You are truly talented and just "have it". Happy weekend, Mollye

  9. Hi Jo,
    I came to return your visit...and again,your blog has gotten prettier. Each time I visit,it's prettier than the last..and I've made many visits. I've been a follower for a long time.
    Love the gorgeous painting you've shown.. you're so very talented, your work is just awesome.
    Hope you have a magical weekend..

  10. Yes, Josette...I totally agree with you!
    You should show off your painting close up, I'd love to see the details in your work..the strokes, the colours...

    lovely post!
    the earth laughs in flowers! i like that!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina was here!

  11. Oh Jo, I know exactly what you mean about taking pictures!!!! I just recently found out how to use the device to TURN OFF the flash! I am not the best photographer, so I really depend on finding good pictures off the web..when I first starting blogging, I used to take pictures of my home, which is very beautiful, but the photos do not do it justice!!! I aim to learn however, like you! Thank you for your dear visits and wishes for my birthday! Many happy days to you dear Jo, Anita

  12. Hi Jo
    Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed my painting.
    I love you photo, and your art does not look like a beginner.. Your miniature painting is beautiful!
    Have a great weekend.
    Blessings, Penny

  13. So very pretty! I love both the rose and the rose painting, you have a knack for it!

  14. Hi Jo I, love your photos very cute!
    Have a nice weekend

  15. Your painting is gorgeous!
    I can't wait to see what you create next. :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. Absolutely lovely. Ummm.... 62? Obviously you mis-typed that. 42 maybe!

    It's fun to visit now since this morning!

    Great vignette!

  17. Jo,

    Your Painting is Beautiful ~ Is that Oils or Watercolor, can't tell..... I am in the same boat with you about Photography, I try all different settings & some turn out Good & some Not so Good, problem is I never Remember Which Settings I Used!

    I am Very Excited about Reaching 100 on My Followers, I did alittle Jig ~ Mondays Give~Away Post, Will Be the 100th Post ~

    I still am alittle sad that I had totally Lost my previous Blog last fall, Never got any help from Blogger, it would have celebrated 3 years in Feb ~ but No Sense Crying over Spilled Milk, Glad I started All Over ~ So Celebration Commences on Monday ~ See Ya There.....

    Have a Blessed Sunday

  18. What a pretty painting and lovely vignette. I always like when the vignette reflects the painting. Very pretty!

  19. I love your vignette Jo! Thank you so much for posting about my Giveaway!


  20. Bonjour Jo,
    Your painting is beautiful! Please show us more. I dabble too and get a little shy about letting people see my feeble attempts. But yous is lovely, and your photos too.
    Wishing you a great week,


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