Sunday, September 09, 2007


Sunday afternoon...
Technical difficulties... boring

American Beautyberry
a native plant here
before the purple fruits develop, there are clusters of small flowers
I have never discovered the flower stage
just the beautiful berries

fast growing semi-evergreen
valued for masses of golden-yellow flowers
mine dies back in winter
both specimens from my gardens
poor gardens need help
another day
Pencil sketch from close up
while watching TV
watched several movies this week
needed energy
saw haircut while watching movie
wanted cut to look like I had gone to the bathroom and used dear husbands razor
i did
it does
i like it

didn't sketch on the book
wanted to just put the paint on there and then
make it work
think it does
have thoughts for left side
will show and tell
Party Favors
hope to mail early in week
if you came
did you send me address

need to finish this

more later



  1. You surely must live in Texas. The Beautyberries are just gorgeous right now! Your painting of them is incredible!

  2. As usual, I love it! And can't wait for my party favor. I'll e-mail you my address.

  3. i'm not sure if i've ever seen these and i am from texas! they are gorgeous! i've been seeing some beautiful flowers from lea and ulla...northern california. thinking maybe that's your neck of the woods too! but, maybe a neighbor in texas!

  4. Wow!! I don't remember seeing those when we lived in Texas, but gosh, they look almost unreal. Soooo pretty. And as always, so is the way you've recreated them with your talent!!!

  5. Wow, Sharon! I was blown away by the beauty of the photo and then scrolled down to your painting...WOW! How did you make that already gorgeous plant look even more beautiful?!? You are one talented lady and certainly a sweet one too...the party favors look so pretty! smiles...

  6. oh those berries...and your rendition captures them perfetly...can't wait to see what you do with the pages...blessings, rebecca

  7. I envy your artful brushstrokes!!!

  8. What a beautiful vibrant colour those berries are.Your painting as usual is gorgeous.

  9. Beautiful flowers and painting, I really adore your book, this will become a family heirloom.

  10. Ahhh dear friend, even your 'clipped' notes are so perfectly fun to read. And your are a gal after my own heart. bless you. these berries with such gorgeous flowers. I must ask my little bird in Austin if she has seen these. Do the berries dry well? or turn mush? You did the up in such a fab way. Do rest up and take good care of YOU.
    Thinking of you and visiting in the late hours before bed...tring to "plant" beautiful visions in my head as I go to sleep~ Rella xo

  11. I love your flower paintings so much! I wish I could paint...This is exactly the sort of art I would like to create!

  12. I really didn't think that book could get any better... but look at you! Stunning page.

    So where is the photo of the haircut?


  13. Beautiful work!
    I had never seen that flower before.

  14. Unbelievable flowers but more amazing is your sketch - my G-d you are so talented - it looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. WOW! Love the vibrant colors in those berries and flowers but LOVE even more your sketch and painting of them in your book. WOW! You are a constant source of inspiration for me!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Sandy :)

  16. I'd never seen a beautyberry before, it is very striking. Your rendition is perfect as always!
    I've decided to tag you ( although you don't have to do it) the rules are on my post:
    read you soon!

  17. Oh my, I forgot to send you my address for the party favors. Wasn't that sweet of you to make them. I'll email you my address right away!


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