Saturday, July 26, 2008

BLUE COWBOY BOOTS, PINK BEER AND A NEW FRIDA PAINTING ...

We just got back home this morning from going here and there and everywhere.

Summer is my favorite time of the year, it is a season of freedom, peace and happiness. During summer, I even dare take off my watch from my wrist where it usually lives 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, including sleep and bath time.

Summer is all about living outside to the max and using your senses to their full capacity.

Hearing insects noises in the field, an owl hooting during full moon, coyotes howling and yapping, a moose calling its mate, water gurgling in the pond, the boys whistling while working on a project together...

Tasting small wild sweet fruits in the forest, tiny baby carrots crunchy under your teeth, roasted corn melting in your mouth, big gulps of tropical iced-tea in a frosted glass...

Touching lamb's ears fuzzy grey leaves, the rough scales of a turtle basking in the sun, the bleached-out warm hair on my son's forehead, the smooth surface on the just-laid brown and white chicken eggs, the cool surface of the pool's turquoise water...

Smelling the grass freshly mowed after supper, charcoal bricks smoke hovering in the air, strawberry jam boiling in a large kettle, old-fashioned irrisistible tobacco-plant perfume...

Seeing the extraordinary mixture of colors in the flower garden early in the morning, the dogs and the cats playing together on the bed, the cousins sitting side by side on the deck fishing toads and sunfish in the large pond, the red-red sun setting down on the mountain after a dark storm, a tiny inch-worm walking up my arm, reminding me of Lowly Worm in Richard Scarry's books...

Simple things make summer a special time...

My friend Mario's blue cowboy boots...

A fresh glass of home-made raspberry beer served in a strawberry-decorated dollar-store glass...

The Mexican hue in my latest little Frida & Cat painting, available on eBay right now... I have tons of stuff to tell you all about but it won't fit in this post!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more ...

9 comments:

Leanne said...

Hey Lulu! Your new Frida is beautiful! Glad you're enjoying summer! And check out Mario's boots!! ;)

Carol B. said...

Lulu, have you ever thought of writing a book? The images you wrote were beautiful. You definitely have a writer's heart, as well as beautiful paintings.
By the way, what happened to your Etsy store? Sometimes it's hard to be the winner on Ebay.
I'm glad you're enjoying your summer. Our children really do grow so fast.
Thank you for sharing your positive outlook!
God bless!
Carol B.

Carol B. said...

Lulu, thank you for the kind, uplifting comments on my site. You are truly a blessing.
Can't wait to see your new shop!
Love,
Carol B.

Dada's place said...

Yes, I couldn't agree with you more. Summer is a special time for me, too. I like your new painting, your colours are warm and beautiful, and the picture somehow looks like summer... :)

Bettina said...

Hi,Lulu...Ilove your beautiful painting...so wonderful Fridas...Ilove your work!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

This is Fabulous!
Sandra

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Love those blue boots!
The painting is awesome...such great color and design
smiles
DarLy*~

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Love those blue boots!
The painting is awesome...such great color and design
smiles
DarLy*~

Laura said...

I am looking for cowboy boots just like your friend Mario's boots. Where can I get them??!