Saturday, November 03, 2012

Painting A Butterfly Garden

What has everyone on the east coast been doing these days, aside from dealing with hurricanes?  I cannot answer for everyone else but for me, I've been painting a butterfly garden on gallery canvas.  First though, let me thank my blogging friends who wrote to check on me and my family, it was very kind of you and I appreciated your concern and the time you took to write.  We came through the storm very well at our house, no damage at all, not even enough rain to flood the basement.  We were lucky. 

I know I sure needed a break from thinking about the hurricane so I've been busily painting away this week to finish my latest piece.  "Butterfly Garden" is painted on an 8" h x 24"l x 1 1/2" deep gallery canvas.

It is sometimes the perfect remedy for what is going on around me, things that I cannot control, like hurricanes for instance, to lose myself in a new creative endeavor. 

I have had a few people over the years ask me if I accept layaway for my paintings.  Yes, I do offer layaway and am happy to do so on any piece of artwork.  If you see something you like but would like to pay for it in smaller, more bite size pieces, feel free to contact me and I will tell you all about it.

Things are going well with our house in Orlando as well.  We just had the home inspection yesterday and all went very well.  I wanted to post some inside pictures as the current owners have done a really beautiful job on renovations.  The above is part of the master bath (this is the first time in my life I will ever have had a master bathroom) they installed a beautiful cabinet for the sink, granite counter tops and a lovely mirror.

The master bathroom shower above has gorgeous tile work and it is huge.  The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel and totally refinished cabinets, with a lovely tile floor.  It is an eat in kitchen (also something I've never had before and am looking forward too) that part of the photo is off to a side we cannot see right now.  It will be fun to show more pictures when we move in months from now but I want to wait as the other parts of the house have the homeowner's decor and furnishings.  I will wait till we have painted and decorated as we would like, before I show the rest.


Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Beautiful butterfly painting, love the colors too!

What a gorgeous house! Glad the inspections went well, I'm sure you can't wait to make the house your home!

Catherine Holman said...

So glad you and your family survived the storm. Your new home looks lovely. I didn't realize you were moving to Florida.

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love the bathroom and kitchen Ruth! My kitchen is small, but eat in. It is awesome being able to take 2 steps to the table! I have never had a master bath either. That sounds heavenly! I am glad the wrath of the hurricane did not affect you too much either. Have a wonderful week!

Lisa Topps said...

Lovely form on your butterfly. The house is very nicely done up! You must be excited to get in to it.

ArtSings1946 said...

So nice to see your new house ... it's a buyers market here in Lithia, it must be the same in Orlando. Miami is up in real estate, BUT, because of wealthy people mostly from Brazil ... not great for us Floridians. I'm sure you'll be so happy to finally get back home .... now if only we could change places. Oh, someday soon I hope.

Love and Light,

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth,
First off, I am so happy to hear you faired well in the hurricane. Many prayers were said for you and all our east coast friends.
Your creations are gorgeous as always and your talents soar even in light of such a big weather event.
Glad all is going well with your new home in Orlando. The pics are gorgeous and I love the masterbath and kitchen. You are going to be so happy there and I am so excited for you and your upcoming move.
Have fun, enjoy the process and best wishes always.
Hugs, Celestina Marie