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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

Painting the last of the Zinnias

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Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. I always have mixed feelings about Summer ending as it means the flowers in my garden are starting to fade - yet I am looking forward to the beauty of Fall. Let's join my helpful Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for inspiration to paint.











The Zinnias are on their last bloom. This year I planted a seed packet of Heirloom Zinnias -

they were supposed to be extra large blooms in mixed colors, however; almost all of them came up in various shades of pink. The little orange ones were very hearty and are still blooming.



Finding inspiration . . . . . .











I love picking the Zinnias and arranging them in various containers. Did you know that in the Victorian times flowers were associated with symbolism? Zinnias were associated with thoughts of absent friends, lasting affection, goodness and remembrance.

















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Needless to say . . . . I decided to paint a small painting of Zinnias to put in the garden.





"Art In The Garden"























"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things".


"Philippians 4:8







Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits,


e-mails, comments and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something specials.








Have lovely week. Blessings, Erin


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