Saturday, 4 December 2010

All is quiet as quiet can be...

Your Sorrow, Your Love and Your Joy - collage by D.Price-Ewen
All is quiet on the blog front, certainly!  But not currently in my studio as I work a mile a minute on replenishing stock from my last art fair.  In fact, the last fair was such a success for me, that I was able to restock my studio and even buy some new materials to experiment with!  I'm also busy working on a couple of secret assignments as well as my contribution to Kim's altered book from Pulp Redux.


Around the house, it's clearly summertime: with towels, wet board shorts and swimming tops strewn across the floor after each successive dip my son takes in his paddling pool.  The dogs mooch and loll in the summer heat; the chooks are busy taking dirt baths in their run, and the garden is blooming!  There's a little bit of wind today, enough to scatter the poppy blooms across the garden.  Two landed delicately upon the lobelia and they made such a contrast I had to take a photo.


When Pania was here recently, she grabbed my camera and took heaps of garden photos.  I'd forgotten about them until I downloaded my poppy photo.  These photographs were taken in the morning after a light rain, and they are just spectacular.  I am so proud that these are all from MY garden!

I love this one of one of my cabbages and the dandelion minus all its seeds...just so surreal!


I have a cottage garden to match my little cottage.  We have a pond too and just now my glorious little boy has brought a frog inside for me to inspect.  Thanks Jason.  Lovely.  So I'll end with a photo I took from our pond:


Hope all these nice summery shots have cheered up you Northern Hemisphere lot; especially those of you suffering from the extreme wintery weather which keeps hitting the news headlines here downunder.  

Love Debs

29 comments:

lyle said...

deb, your garden must be lovely. and your new work is great! enjoy the summer! lyle

Lisa said...

this is a truly fabulous piece Deb. It looks like the cover of a book was ripped off and your art was exposed...love the distressed appearance..and the three stitches on the left side.. brilliant.

your garden photos are delightful as we suffer from chilling temps in the NE. trying to get my holiday decor up..lots of work to do!

ArtPropelled said...

This is the sort of piece that one needs to zoom into and have a closer look. Lovely grungy details!Your garden is a treat for the eyes too. Absolutely beautiful poppy red on striking blue!

sharon said...

Your piece is so rich in texture and movement....really gorgeous!

And your garden....my heart is palpating looking at these gorgeous pics Deb. No snow here, but mighty cold, I only dream of flowers right now, but thank you so much for taking me into your garden!

suziqu's thread works said...

What a truely inspiring piece. It looks so distressed as if you have rescued it from a house fire. I love the grungy gold peeping through and the textural feel.
Your sweet garden photos haven't gone unnoticed. The close up roses are divine as is the textural cabbage. I feel so at home looking at your blog.
Congratulations on your inspirational work and your simple lifestyle.
Suzy (also from downunder).

Lynette (NZ) said...

Beautiful garden pics and congrats on your success at the fair. Enjoy the sunshine :-)

kiwicarole said...

Hey, glad to hear the fair went well! Sorry I didn't reply to your comment, I lost your email address so I can't reply!Hope you're well! We'll have to meet for lunch when your on holiday.

MrCachet said...

Such a tease while we freeze! It's below zero here this AM. All I could do to get out of a warm rabbit hole.

Healing Woman said...

I double clicked for a close up of your journal cover. Wow! The texture is wonderful as well as the picture you used of the family.

Your photography of the beautiful summer flowers finds me sitting at my computer and looking out at our first snow. Both beautiful.

Wax Beach Artist said...

It's wonderful your show went so well. It's great to hear of all your sells. Beautiful photos and I love the art at the beginning of the post. It's no wonder everything sold!

Debrina said...

Oh what glorious, wonderful comments I woke up to this morning. I'm popping on by to each of your blogs to touch base and say hi. I really do feel for all of you who are experiencing perhaps the worst winter cold of your lives. Particularly you British.
Oh and yes, about the collage - I did use an old book cover (but not an antique cover - gawd forbid!). My inspiration came from an exhibit I saw last year in Napier here in NZ. A massive earthquake had rocked Napier and fires tore through the city in the aftermath. Family heirlooms that were salvaged had this look to them. I must repost that link sometime.

Dorthe said...

Debrina, what a very fantastic collage, it is -so rich in, the brown and gold, in texture, and just gorgeus.
Hugs,Dorthe

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your new work is wonderful! ery organic. What beautiful garden photos! It was wonderful to see while we are in the midst of such chilly temperatures. :) Thanks for sharing them. :) Theresa

Samantha Marshall said...

Absolutely stunning photos!!!!I l♥ve your art piece.

Azra Momin said...

Oh, those pics of your garden are so refreshing - we are just starting our winter!
And your piece of altered art is gorgeous.
X

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am so proud of you...you are on a roll now and yes your garden is so lovely. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Kim Palmer said...

Your garden is looking gorgeous and summery Debs, mind you the collage isn't looking too bad either, LOL! Lovin the distressed look and the details that have gone into it. Nice one!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the latest art piece. It is so romantic. Glad to read you had such success you could replenish your supplies. I like to hear that.

It's nice to see Summer has arrived and your garden is in bloom. It makes my chilly morning that much brighter.

Susan Williamson said...

What a wonderful post. Loved your fabulous piece ...you just keep getting better and better. Thanks for shring yourself with the rest of us.

Debrina said...

Thank you for all your kind words everyone! I hope to have a bit more ART to report back on in my next post, but for now, I'm glad teh roses are keeping you in bliss.

Deborah said...

So many lovely photos! You live in a lovely place. My little pond is mostly frozen now!

rivergardenstudio said...

beautiful blog you have here. Color and textures. Brimming with creativity... i love it! roxanne

azirca said...

Scrummy photos! The red petals really pop against the vivid blue Lobelia.
Awesome news on the art fair, well done! What a superb venue it is held in, such a funky art deco building.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your garden photos make me wish I could return to New Zealand once again. So lush and green...especially when we are dipping into the single digits in frigid temperatures. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Flower said...

New materials and secret assignments??? I must visit. That David Austin rose looks beautiful by the way

Gaby Bee said...

Congratulations on your great success at the fair. I am always in awe of your things and this is no exception. Your new creation is fabulous, Deb! Love the grungy look!
Your garden pics are gorgeous also.
Love especially the last one!

Enjoy the summer!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I'm so pleased for you that you've had such great success with the art fair! That's fantastic! Your flowers are georgous btw.

I have been internet-less and I am finally back and I am most definately still keen on our collab next year! Can't wait infact!

Debrina said...

Ahhh... you're all a lovely bunch of friends!

alteredbits said...

love the new piece, sweets. and such gorgeous summery photos! i think it snowed here the other day, but only know for sure that it's cold. i haven't been outside in three weeks other than a hospital and a doctor trip and one tiny jaunt to the market. i would rather be laying around in your sunshine!