After visiting my Dad for 3 weeks I got half way home on Friday. My husband met me at his Dad's home Friday night where we spent the night.
On Saturday, we started out for home.
As we were heading down the road towards Bedford, this caught my eye... so D turned the car around so that I could photograph it.
To my surprise, right beside this was a sign that read, "Chip-In-Farm" with an arrow pointing down a side street. I had recently read about the Chip-In-Farm from The Magpie's Fancy and so we followed the sign.
We were so delighted! It is so charming and we bought 2 dozen fresh eggs!
It had been raining as we drove through Massachusetts but as we approached Maine the roads were dry!
Very cloudy and the sun was barely visible as we stopped to look at the ocean and so that I could take a deep breath of the salty sea air.
As I looked down I spotted a heart rock!
It's good to be home! ( though I miss my family in Connecticut)
Among the assortment of things that have been saved over the years, my Dad came upon a box and in it was this quote by Van Gogh that I had written out a long time ago. I had related to it so much then and I still do now!
A few days ago, my Dad and I went to the town hall which happens to be in the building where he went to high school. Lining the brick walls were old photos from around the early 1930's. I enjoyed touring the building with my Dad as he pointed out things he remembered.
In one of the offices, that he recalls as being the library when he was in high school, he points out a mural that he remembers actually being painted at the time he was there!
I'm an artist/illustrator specializing in ink and watercolors and photography. My little studio in Maine is nestled in our garden by a babbling brook. Everyday I draw inspiration from the pets who have touched my life, our garden, birds and wildlife critters, quaint old houses, children, shells, scenes of the seaside and more.
Hope to share my art and observations with you and don't forget to take a moment to notice the precious little things around you.
PET PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS IN INK AND WATERCOLORS (I CAN WORK FROM YOUR PHOTOS)
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Paitnings of Pets
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