Monday, June 28, 2010

Majestic



I found this painting at the thrift store last week...
I didn't buy it right away...
The volunteer workers recognized that it was worth a bit more than their usual fare...
...and so I hesitated.
But he is compelling...
Happily, I came to my senses and went back for him.



Another something I couldn't resist at the market today...



All is calm.



All is bright.



Majestic.

Today was a mixed bag of weather conditions...
...some rain...some sunshine.

I was able to work on another collage this afternoon....
...I am enjoying this time to create and experiment with art immensely.
I know how lucky I am.
:)

23 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
Well I love your painting.. you know it looks very 'australian' if you don't mind me saying..

Love your pics too.. looks like you are having a wonderful time... xxx Julie

Linda said...

I love the painting~ wonderful find!

north pal said...

it's a good thing you went back for him and besides, you wouldn't like being kicked by yourself. if you take the time and think about it,we are all so LUCKY and should be ever so thankful, especially because of OUR weekend coming up. Bestest,Denise

koralee said...

Oh so glad you went back for that painting..I adore it!
Thank you for visiting me the other day...hugs for a great new week.

Valloittava valkoinen said...

Lovely painting and you really have so many wonderful findings on your earlyer posts!

Here was so lovely to visit!
Anu

Are you curious about me? said...

What a lovely blog and what wonderful treasures you find, its inspiring.

vosges paris said...

we sure were like minded with our posts. beautiful painting that is.. you got it all in this post... sheep, a bunch of fresh flowers and the ocean. Just all I love
thanks for passing by x

Marilyn said...

Love the scenes of the lake! I so miss the family cottage in the summer....
Have a Wonderful Day!
Marilyn
xxoo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What an interesting painting, love the way the artist captured the wispy ends of his coat!
I'm having a patriotic give-away if you'd like to stop by.

cheryl kuhn said...

I love the painting too, I really like the color used in the background, what a great find. I also love the lake photos, I can hear the water lapping against the shore, what a calming place to be!

Robyn said...

OH MY, I think I would have done the thrift store splurge to bring THAT handsome man home! I LOVE it! All the photos are FAB!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Majestic, indeed. Laura, I'm so glad you're having a wonderful and creative time at The Lake.

la Brocanteuse said...

oh Laura! how beautifull is your your curly horn sheep!! so glad you took him home with you- it is one of those objects you would have remembered and regretted if you didn't, and both the subject and colors are just perfect!
love Colette x

Judy said...

You were so right to go back for the painting...it is wonderful! The lake looks so inviting...how lucky you are indeed!

Laurie said...

Aren't you glad it was still there?! It's so grounding to spend time creating, enjoy your time in the studio!

Counting Your Blessings said...

I have a sweet old painting of cows that shares a similar story =)

Blessings... Polly

Bleudelavande said...

Oh Laura I love love the Lake,such wonderful place! Have a great time there, my friend!
Big hugs

BloomingRoseMusings said...

I am glad you went back for the painting. It is wonderful! Your beautiful water pictures remind me of my childhood summer trips to Lake George in the Adirondacks.
I so enjoy your blog! Thank you.

Gracefully Vintage said...

Laura, You are right so majestic- calming. What a beautiful setting..
Love the Blog as Always..
Karryann

aimee said...

cant wait to see where it will find its new place in your home. what beautiful pictures of the water.
blessings,
aimee

Ange said...

Oooh - you've just reminded me that I have to work on my collages! And I have to post on Flickr but it's taking a bit of time to get it together ;-) Very regal old ram there. Julie's right - he's a bit Aussie looking.

Jackie said...

I want to go to your thrift store:) Are you coming to the July Brim?
Jackie
Bliss farm antiques

Evi said...

Laura, I love, love, love that sheep!!!!!!!!!
Dying of sheep-envy here!
LOL, Evi