My Sunday adventure at Margaret’s Garden

Sunday at Margaret's

This past Sunday, I took the morning off to visit Margaret Roach’s garden , head guru of A Way to Garden.  She had a Garden Conservancy Open Day.

I took my camera along to inspire me in my own garden.  I took over 100 pictures, of flowers, trees, Frogboys, Jack the cat, chipmunks and architectural elements around her home.

She was busy answering questions from the hundreds of people that came to see her creation.

When I got back to my studio and downloaded my pictures, I was so inspired by my visit,that I made a Memory Box of the occasion.

I had a hard time picking which pictures, but these are my favorites.  All have different elements, textures and color. Vintage iron fencing leaning on a tree, a rusty headboard for a gate. Buddha among foliage.  A purple chair with alliums next to it and anyone who knows me, purple is the best. Topping the box off are a group of Pansies smiling at you.  As I was making this, there was a smile on my face the entire time, remembering my walk through her garden.

Enjoy my memories of that morning.

Susan

Click on the first thumbnail to start your tour of my Memory Box.

Mother’s Day around the corner, something to make them smile

mem-box-1May 10, 2009 is this years day to celebrate Mom’s.  No matter if her children have 2 or 4 legs (not to say that us humans have more than 2 legs, but my children are 2 Jack Russell’s and they should join in the celebration).  I blogged about my Memory Boxes in December and the response was over whelming.

One of my favorite boxes I have done has been for Margaret Roach of her famous Frogboys.

They are a blast to make and assuring who ever opens the box with their Memory Box inside will have a big smile.

Let these inspire you.  They have me every time I make one. The Memory Box pictured of the 2 big black dogs, Raggs a Newfoundland and Devon a Newf/Lab mix are no longer with me, they are waiting with some others at Rainbows Bridge.

Enjoy,

Susan

Happy New Year

I went to my mail box on Saturday to find two cards from friends of mine. progress-a1They both tell there own story and I am sharing them with you. The first is a picture of my God child Hanz, taken on Plum Island, MA. by his mom my very good friend and non blood sister Jen Wright. The second was sent to me by Kenneth and Barbara Cooke, friends I have met since I have moved to the area. Each has a place in my heart, when I was reading them it amazed me that each of them was from graphic field and how there talents shined. Let 2009 bring hope & progress as Jen and Kenneth so brilliantly shared with us.

Peace,

Susan