Thursday, 23 June 2022

Plants, Paint, Purple..

 Hello everyone, 

Completion on my Mother in Laws house sale draws closer but 
I'm still juggling time between houses, there's honestly not 
much creative time. I strive but more than most struggle 
to create anything other than in my traveling junk diary. 

Nature is always inspiring and at present I have the best of 
both gardens, documenting in snap shots how everything thrives.


My Sempervivum's continue to have babies (hen's and chicks) 
can you spot the common blue who has come to visit? 

Documented in watercolour and gouache in my Junk Diary..


My MIL's Purple Rhododendren has flowered like never before..


This bush is over forty years old and stands 7 feet tall 
does that it makes it a tree? It's really showing off this 
year with a magnificent display. I hope the new home owners 
take good care of her.. If I could uproot her I really would..


A continuous pen face drawing of MIL an early month 
reminder to get that hair appointment booked


finishing with a photo of Freya supporting her recent Grandma cut 😁


Wishing you all a safe & creative weekend 

Hugs Tracey xx 

Sharing with: 
Sparkles Monthly Challenge ~ #154 Things with Wings

22 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos and art. Hard to let such a beautiful plant go. Freya looks good. I recenty got fed up with my long hair, too a big scissors and hacked it off, it looks quite good now! Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

I know what you mean about busy Tracey. My garden and unpacking my studio are taking up much of my time. Your flowers are gorgeous though. And you must be happy to coming towards the end and her move. I am loving your junk journal too. I keep my daily writing/drawing journal, and that's about it until things settle down a bit. Mom needs a haircut is a great sketch. I hope your weekend is wonderful. Hugs-Erika

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog during this busy period. I hope all goes well with the sale of your mother-in-law's house. There is always a sense of loss that goes with this. One of my wife's sisters and her husband recently became residents of a retirement centre and they are sad to think that they will never live in their own home again.

DVArtist said...

Tracey your flowers are gorgeous, especially the art page. Now how darn cute are these faces. Your dog is just warms my heart. Thank you for joining in FFO. Mr. Linksy is now up. I am such a bonehead for forgetting it. Have a great day.

Christine said...

Beautiful purples Tracey

crafty-stamper said...

Love the sempervivums we have a few and yes I spotted the little Blue Butterfly,fabulous pages in your junk diary with the beautiful rhododendren and it's weird because we have said this a about a few things this year they have never flowered so well,our red hot poker plant struggles to throw up three or four flowers-this year there must be 20 or more at the moment!LOve Freya Grandma cut and your Mums reminder drawing
Carol x

Carola Bartz said...

Your succulents are beautiful and I also love the containers you planted them in. Cute little butterfly. The rhody is fantastic, I can understand that it is hard to let go of it. What a cute dog! Your face drawing is beautiful as well.

Jeanie said...

I would call your journal anything BUT junk. Your paintings are lovely and really capture the beauty of the blooms. And I love the "haircut" -- I'm in sore need myself. Your dog is absolutely charming.

Thanks so much for coming over to Marmelade Gypsy. It is such a delight to meet you!

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Freya stole the show today and that is saying a lot as all of your pictures and paintings were wonderful. Assuming that you are moving ... or someone, maybe your MIL is moving, I am so sorry you have to leave that magnificent Rhododendron behind. Wishing you well ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I did see the little blue even before I read it. But I am used to look for everything with wings. Well, almost :)

Love the flowering bush. Can you take sticklings from it??
and your face is gorgeous. :)

Linda Kunsman said...

Gorgeous blooms and wonderful art pages! I must say though, that Freya is best in show today:) (sorry, can you tell I was watching the American National Kennel Club Dog Show earlier?;)

sirkkis said...

A beautiful flower page and fun face.
Happy weekend 🌺💚

crafty-stamper said...

Thank you for all the comments on my blog,unfortunately I don't have the internet on my phone so can't solve it that way and yes the link I shared for the flip flop album/hanger is on youtube
Carol x
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3nH3uueicI

Rain said...

Oh Freya, she is so beautiful! Big nose lol! She looks very proud in that photo! Jack poses like that once in a while too. ♥♥ I believe I'd call the Rhododendren a tree! Wow is that every big, and the flowers are so abundant! I love your watercolour and gouache pieces!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely floral photos and creative art ~ your doggie photo is the best ~ Xo


Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful art work! Thanks for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What you call a junk journal, I call a masterpiece. Such genuine beauty in your paintings, Tracey.

Deborah Wheeler said...

Love your journal pages, Tracey. Beautiful colouring - you've certainly picked up the tones from your MIL's rhododendron. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles. Deborah DT

Sue said...

These are fabulous art works and photographs Tracey. I hope life settles down for you soon! Take care, Sue xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Tracey! Beautiful rhodos both in the garden and on page! Freya is just too cute for words! Hope you're well! xx zsuzsa

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous post! I love those succulents, they looks so beautiful and your pages are gorgeous 😊. Of course Freya is my favourite, she looks so it's with her new Grandm haircut ... ha, ha! I hope you are feeling better and I'm glad to hear the house is progressing well. Apologies I'm so late visiting, what with having a terrible cold and then afterwards having friends over (with decorating to finish and then cleaning before they arrived) I just didn't find any time for blogging. Take care and I hope you're enjoying the sunshine. Sending you happy wishes for a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Beautiful journal page. Thanks for joining Sparkles monthly challenges! Hugs, Zowie (DT) x