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Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. ----- Ernest Hemingway

Summer Breezes and French Doors

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Welcome, I am so happy that you stopped by. We are having "dog days of Summer weather" in Southern California - hot and unusually humid. Most of my paintings are inspired by the ordinary and every day objects in my home and garden. As I opened my French doors this morning to let in the summer breeze I saw the beginning of a painting. Pour yourself a cool drink and I will share my inspirations with you .We will find my studio assistant, Bentley, already in the garden helping out looking for inspiration.




Bentley





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I picked up the white wicker recently at a yard sale wile driving out of town for a "mini" road trip and plan to use it in my guestroom. I am re-purposing my guest room using everything I already have by using Kitty Bartholomew's philosophy . . ."it's not what you don't have . . .it's what you do with what you do have".









The white wicker chair with blue stripe and floral cushions and French doors inspired my guest room painting since the room has some blue stripe bedding . . . I added the sunflowers for a pop of color . . .a basket of red roses to pick up the red accents in the room and a bright blue rug to pull everything together. My home is decorated in what I call . . "re-purposed seaside cottage garden style " . . so . . I decided to paint the ocean in the background to tie in the seaside cottage garden theme.





I am off to hang the painting and finish re-purposing and will show you the finished room next time. Thank you for visiting. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate that you have taken time to leave me a comment and follow my blog. If you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.


Have a lovely week. Blessing, Erin

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