Sunday, May 31, 2015

Laguna Charm

Here is a very charming house on Woodland Dr. in Laguna Beach.
My very good friend, Greg Thorne lives here with his cat beauty, Freya.
Greg is a jeweler and exhibits at the summer Sawdust Festival.
The house  has a bohemian and whimsical soul.
There is color and texture everywhere you look!
In the bedroom is a very large peacock and dahlia painting.   I painted it for him almost ten years ago.
There are happy blooms and koi fish in the garden.
Mosaic Monday
Home Sweet Home

The light filters through stained glass windows and gives a surreal atmosphere to a place with big ships, Indian baskets and beadwork, Hopi pots and brass figures pointing and dancing in a melancholy ballet.
What a wonderful world!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Czech Peacock Lamp & Goats In The Canyon

Driving through the canyon, we saw a herd of  goats!  Fire prevention at it's cutest!
Laguna Canyon Wilderness Park
Having a lovely Saturday antiquing at the Orange Circle in Old Town.
Here is my restoration project. I am going to Bohemian Crystal in downtown Los Angeles to find
the replacements for this extremely damaged Czech peacock lamp.
The garden is looking happy after yesterday's rain.  
Picked up these amazingly large delphiniums at the English Garden in Laguna Beach.
Hoping to have time this week to set up a still life.
Home Sweet Home
Here is my latest Laguna Canyon Painting.
Feeling a little "blue" at Big Bend.
Paintings by Rachel Uchizono
Mosaic Monday

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Laguna Garden Club Annual Tour

The walking tour took place near Bluebird Park, which is where the Mermaid House is located.  Woods Cove is one of the first neighborhoods settled and is still filled with quaint beach cottages, mature trees and small scale newer homes.  Our first stop was the Aloha house.
Some of the gardens meandered and were decadent with their space and rolling lawns.
Laguna Garden Club
Here are more Bluebird Canyon stunning views.
I like a combination of wild and controlled planting in the garden.
Home Sweet Home
Show and Tell Friday
An added treat were painters in the gardens!
Cynthia Britain painting a lovely figure in the garden.
Mosaic Monday
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