I find bouquets joyful~
Above Schmincke watercolors,Strathmore Mixed Media Paper.
Above painted from a lesson in a book I bought in Provence..Peindre La Provence a l"Aquarelle.
Wanted to show you this eraser..battery operated..and it's so nice.I follow a very talented Brazilian watercolorist living in Mtl on IG
She was using one on one of her stories.
I am hooked.
She paints Montreal beautifully.
Had to leave you w/ a prettier pic..my reblooms are still going strong..all at once ..so when they are done..I will get another..because now I need to see one all the time..
Lots and lots in the gardens..
Summer is now upon us..and the roses are starting..I have included a very tame pic of rose chafers..this is when they arrive..about 20 minutes later they are grouped en masse devouring the flower.I can't show you because quite frankly it's gross..And I do kill them.I wear a rubber glove and squish fingers full.Read up on them..they are useless..destructive..have no predator and make gardeners wonders why they garden for those 3 weeks.
My yellow rose of Texas on the front fence..was eaten alive..before I could even take pics like I usually do.
This past weekend was time to gather the garlic scapes..chopped and frozen ..waiting to enhance many meals:)
Poppies..orange and peach..Love the peach ones:)
Feverfew..still some irises.
Clematis are starting..
I make small bouquets..they last a few days and I feel happier looking at bouquets than not.
Made a few paintings..different papers..paints..
Did I tell you? I had no idea Giuliana was so talented..she drew an eye of a horse for her art project at school and it's unbelievable.It was put on show.
She starts college in Aug..Interior design.
She has great taste.. make-up..all that artsy stuff:) I love.
I picked up some yarn..;) You know how long our winters are..
will make another Orla Kiely type blanket..great price..instead of $5.00.. 2!!I went in for nothing really and bought all that..had it in my arms..quite a sight;)
That's half of it..picture the other half;)
I do Teacupthursdayk with Linda..and this week ,I picked my Summer cup..Brambly Hedge...see that piece of cake in the back?
Yotam Ottolenghi..fom his book Sweet.I booked it out twice.:)
It's my fave book of his.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Cake.
I made half..in a square springform pan.Small . 6 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches.
Perfeto.You have to try it once:)And then you will just make it again:)
Something about it..♥
I did not need paper sticking up..and had more crumble..even halved.
It's a keeper.
Funny story about the Camembert clocheS..
I recently bought this Camembert cloche on VS..it reminded me of a home we stayed at in St-Rémy de Provence.
It was very very reasonable..$4.00
I Googled them when I came home..and realized that the white opalescent floral dish I already had..was in fact a Camembert cloche:)
I never knew..I thought a pretty butter dish.
So now we have 2.
A fancy feminine one..
and a more rustic one..
I think we will use the Provence/rustic on for my daughter's birthday in August~ 43!!
Mentioned the battery operated eraser above..the idea came from here.Have a nice weekend..it is a long one here~
And I LOVED her dress and hat.
P.S. As if I had not talked enough..just read a great piece of news..Carol..Paris Breakfasts..go see..this is her artwork..in the Paris Metro!!
Photo courtesy of Carol's blog where I borrowed it to show you :)This is THE salon for champagne and French pastries.