Friday, February 22, 2008

Show & Tell Friday for February 22

Today I am going to share a couple of items on the wall of my guest room. I need to share these while it is still February, as you will see in a moment. I took the pictures earlier this month.

So, first of all I would like to share this gorgeous Gooseberry Patch calendar with its fun illustrations for February. I simply love the artwork featured on Gooseberry calendars and book covers, and have even encouraged them to make some of them into cross-stitch patterns. What fun that would be if they ever did take my suggestion!

And then second of all is this painting of a Christmas cactus. It was painted by my daughter Joanna in her senior year of high school, and actually won a blue ribbon at a state fine arts competition. I hope eventually when Joanna gets fully settled in her new house, that she will take the painting back and display it in her own home. Until then, it remains on the guest room wall.

And I do apologize for the spotty look of these walls. It is white paint over wallpaper, which was quite successful when first done, but has been marred by so much sticky-tack over the years (before it became a guest room) that it is quite unlovely. Painting that room is high on my future house projects list.

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  1. I like your daughter's artwork. Do you know that my "Christmas" Cactus is continuing to bloom? It's not only been a Christams Cactus, it's been a MLK, Valentines and now a St Patrick's Day Cactus as well! Easter maybe? Ya never know!

  2. Your daughters painting is lovely. I can see why it won a blue ribbon.

  3. WOW, I LOVE the Christmas cactus painting! Your daughter is quite talented!!!! I hope she'll actually make time to keep up with her artwork!
    Thanks for sharing! :) Have a BLESSED day!

  4. She is so talented. Does she still paint? The calendar is a brand I haven't heard of, but is is pretty! Jennifer

  5. the artwork is very nice. The perspective she took on it is a real sign of her creative mind.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anonymous5:49 PM

    I love Gooseberry Patch things.
    Wow your daughter did a great job on the painting.

  7. I love your calender. I had one like that last year - on the fridge. I loved being able to see it - and know what was going on each week. Thanks for sharing. (Oh by the way, I did not even notice your walls - everything looked just fine!) :)


  8. The Gooseberry artwork is
    sweet much like Mary Englebreits.
    The cactus artwork is very good,
    looks like the photo is upside
    down? OOPS? :)

  9. I love gooseberry as well, that is a wonderful idea you have. Your daughter is a true artist, I hope you encourage her often to continue doing art!

  10. The painting is just lovely and I love Gooseberry Patch too!

  11. Thanks, everyone for your kind words and for stopping by my kitchen table. Joanna is not painting much these days -- she puts her creative energies into homemaking, raising a family and practicing the art of cake decorating. Maybe some day she will have the time to take it up again.

    Wow, Constance, your Christmas cactus is really celebrating, isn't it? Mine looks like it might be thinking about blooming for Easter..

    Have a great week, all!


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