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Monday, July 6, 2009

BLUE MONDAY: Bluebonnets



This is a very special Blue Monday. Smiling Sally and I invite you to join us for a stroll down bluebonnet lane. There is always something exciting to view on Blue Mondays.




I had the privilege of knowing a lovely, talented lady. She was an artist. Her work was on display at several art galleries. These are the bluebonnet paintings she did for me. She did these back in the 70's and 80's time frame.



This is a one of a kind piece of work. This was the only churn she ever painted.

This is a interesting house in Texas Hill Country. It had a lot of junk around it. Bluebonnets replaced the junk.

She did not paint this vase with bluebonnets. A dear friend knew my love of bluebonnets and did this for me several years ago.

The only blue in this painting is the sky. The same lady did this. It, too, is one of a kind. It took her more than a year to finish this. All she had was small snapshots I had taken and my memory input. This is one of my most prized possessions as it is of my grandparents old home place. Nothing left of it now.



10 comments:

Smilingsal said...

You have shared true treasures with us today. I love all the paintings. I think my favorite one is the second. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh, that rustic brown cabin in the bluebonnets is my FAVORITE!!!! I just want to go there and sit on that porch.

Mary said...

What lovely paintings. I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. I like them all.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What wonderful treasures you have shared today! The bluebonnet paintings are just lovely! Thank you so much and enjoy your blue Monday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terry said...

Howdy
Thank you so very much for sharing these treasures of the heart today.
What a very talented artist your friend.
That is so awesome that she was able to paint your grandparents home .
Blessings of joy to you for the coming week .
Happy Blue Monday sweet lady.
Hugs
Happy Trails

NatureFootstep said...

lovely paintings in a fairytialfashion.
Thanks for commenting at NatureFootstep. Please next time, give me the link to your blog instead of the email. I want to see your work :)

farmlady said...

How nice to have all these lovely paintings. The one of your grandparent's home is a very special gift. I would imagine that you treasure it.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

The blue bonnet paintins are so beautiful! She is very talented! I really love the butter churn! So fabulous!

Thanks for sharing!

Tina

NatureFootstep Photo said...

Hi again :) Thanks for replying. I am happy to see people like you are out there.

I told you about it because we do want visitors on the blog. Don´t we? So, unless all of it is reqired, give only the URL to your blog.

See you next week? :)

Chari said...

Hello Lavoice...

I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for joining in with Sunday Favorites on June 20th! I'm sorry that I'm so late at getting over to your place...I just made it back from our two week vacation to Texas this past Saturday...now I'm playing "catch up"! I feel like I missed so much in Blogland in the two weeks that I was gone...everything moves very quickly here!

Well my friend, I really enjoyed your bluebonnet paintings and the painting of your grandparents homestead! The artists are so very talented...these paintings are lovely!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us! I lived in south Texas for 30 yrs. and the bluebonnets covered the roadsides and pastures in the Spring...it was fabulous!

I read down through several of your posts...you have a lovely blog! I'm going to add you to my list of blog follows and look forward to getting to know you better! So very nice to meet you and thank you again for joining in with Sunday Favorites!

Warmest wishes,
Chari