Sunday, January 02, 2011

Day Lilies in a Japanese vase

My dear friend P went early this morning, so I have had a day of cleaning and fiddling and did manage a quite long walk on the beach this morning. It was quite cool and windy and after 3 photos my camera lens stuck.
I have sort of fixed it.
Cathy in South Africa had painted some of her day lilies in her garden but I went and picked mine and put them in the Japanese pottery vase from the Bizen pottery as its wondrous browns looked just right with the very orange of this particular day lily.
So a few more chores done and the hoses on and I feel that perhaps if I could just stop eating and keep on walking I might lose some of the weight I have gained.
I think I need to clean out the frig to a bare minimum and not have a wine and nibbles before dinner, but that is one of the joys of life!
I hope to do more sketching and painting over this year, I have had times when I havent felt like doing much, but I am now a member of the sketchbook challenge (I think at the bottom of my page I have the badge for it) so is this just one more thing I will do for a while and then not get going on? I hope not.
This months challenge is Highly prized. I suppose you could say that the plants in my garden are highly prized and so this is the start.


Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Beautiful work! I a participating in the sketchbook challenge too, but haven't finished a page yet. Your lilys are awesome!

Sue Bleiweiss said...

It's lovely!

ArtPropelled said...

Penny, you are amazing! I can't scrape up enough energy to start anything yet and i thing the fridge with left over Christmas/New Year nibbles has a lot to do with it. Your painting is a lovely way to start the year. I should follow your lead!

annie said...

Lovely lilies, Penny. A great start in the new year... I hear you about nibbles and cleaning out the fridge and "one of the joys of life."
I should set my doctor's exam during a part of the year when there are no celebrations-- my cholesterol is surely climbing...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes Penny - cleaning out the fridge is a vital part of after-Christmas - throwing away anything we might be tempted to eat!! My hens get lots of treats at new year to save me eating them (the treats not the hens).

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Painting flowers is always good. So what are your resolutions for this year?
One of mine is to cook rice without burning it.
This week we all hope to get serious about fitness after the crazy feasts of Christms and New Year.

Wanda..... said...

Your day lilies are a beautiful start, Penny. I've been away and it's nice to catch up with you.