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Thursday, July 14, 2016

More Garden and More Drawings With a little Family Sprinkled In Too

Welcome to my Blog, My Art Journal, my LIFE:

The dry creek is finished so I drew it! You thought I wouldn't? 


Henry loves walking the boulders and sitting on them too!



Here it is in all its glory! The landscapers outdid themselves! We are over the moon happy and the neighbors are super impressed! 
No more grass to mow or use up water in our California drought! All plants are on a drip system underground and will require far less water usage than before! They will get larger and fill in over the black bark. The plants nearest the rocks are creepers and will crawl over the rocks and over the bark as well. The plants among the rocks are all different grasses. Our cat likes eating some of them.


I drew part of the crew and gave them the original and copies as a thank you in parting! I miss them! They are all super guys and workers! 


This was at a grocery store Starbucks! The worker brought my oatmeal to my table! That never happens! My husband knew him from a different store, knew he played guitar and is a nursing student. My husband talks more to strangers than I knew about.

 
This is a shot of the front side yard!  It now also has three medium sized boulders on it's bark area between the plants. Garbage bins are behind the new fence with lattice top, and the new curved cement walkway makes taking them to the curb so much easier and keeps them out of sight! 


DH sits under our three 28 year old very tall redwood trees viewing the new gardens in back! They give us shade! 


Veggies growing in specially dug bed (trenched) for them by back fence! Other plants will fill in three garden beds surrounded by decomposed granite paths! 
 



             It's fun to draw them too! 


              Another trek to draw and coffee! 



And seems drawing in the garden might happen more than naught! This is Tony, part owner of Sunset Landscaping in Dixon, Ca. I cannot recommend them highly enough!



Rusted out wheel barrow filled with flowers now and attached to drip system! 


Drawing and painting in my own backyard is fun! 


And drawing st Starbucks is too of course! 




Sktchy app portrait!


          2 Different generations! 


      This morning at Starbucks again! 

   
Hey, that's my handsome son and his daughter, our lovely grand daughter! 

And here she is with her fiancé! We love him too!


We stopped to chat with these ponies on our way to the coffee house this morning! 


My newly planted morning glory vine flowers wish you a creative week! 
Thanks for stopping by! It's your comments that keep me drawing! Really!!!!

28 comments:

  1. Love the garden and the photos! Your sketches are pure joy and I always look forward to seeing the latest!!

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    1. Thanks Peggy! Glad my blog post and art bring you enjoyment!

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  2. That is such a COOL garden. I also love the flower that you watercolored. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Arnoldo! Glad you like both!

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  3. Wonderful Art Journal of your life! Your drawings are great as well the texts. Thanks for sharing the interesting photo!
    Happy PPF and weekend ❤

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    1. Thanks Sirkkis, glad you liked both art , stories and photos!

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  4. Your garden looks fabulous and so much less water awesome. Loved all your drawings and watercolours.
    Happy PPF
    Vicki-Ann :)

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    1. Thank you Sandy? Yes, am determined to be drought active.

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  5. Great sketches, Lynn. And I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful new landscaping. Also I went back to see the portraits and self portrait on the post back from this one. Your own is the one I like the best but none of you really captured your prettiness shown in the photo.

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    1. Faye, you say the nicest things! See me blush!

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  6. Love your sketches and am sure your landscapers did too. Such a lovely gesture! Am sure you will be enjoying your low maintenance landscape. Happy PPF

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    1. Thanks Susan. I'm having such joy from all this planting!

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  7. Great landscaping. And love seeing your family, along with your sketches. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thanks Erika, glad you enjoy the family shots too!

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  8. love seeing your sketches again!! Capturing life as it rushes on. I remember seeing the ones you did at Taco Jalisco, and how theybecame a book :D

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    1. Thanks Alicia, and thanks for recalling Tacos Jalisco and my book. It's on the sidebar if anyone is interested!

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  9. I see why you love your new garden. Beautiful! Thanks for the directions to your blog.I now have it bookmarked.

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    1. Thanks Jean. I hope you will be a regular visitor here!

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  10. What a wonderful story in both photos and drawings. Really enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks Fran, so glad you enjoyed my post this week!

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  11. Great post! I love seeing your week in sketches, it makes it so fun. Plus the photos of your beautiful family! Thanks for sharing so much! Hugs, Rasz

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    1. Thanks Rasz, glad you enjoy it all!

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  12. Wonderful amazing sketches! I had a tabby like yours many years ago..he was a lovely gentleman!

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    1. Thanks June! Henry's more of a rascal than s gentleman , but we love him anyway!

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  13. your yard looks great, they did a good job with it. put chuckies (little stones) in our front yard because we can't mow the grass that was there because the ground angle is too much

    good idea drawing thee crew working on the yard, great gift as well

    Happy PPF!
    PPF #44

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, glad you liked the work and the drawing of the crew! They are tops!

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  14. I am in such awe of your artwork I do not know where to begin. Your watercolors are heavily. How in the world do you do it? I struggle bit by bit, and it look like the idea just pops in your head and it is soon on the watercolor paper. Love what the workers did for you. That drainage system is going to be wonderful. Anti sounds like kitty is happy, too. You were so sweet to give the men the pictures. What a lovely gesture. This is my first visit to your blog, but I will be back. I am in love with your work. genie

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    1. Thank you Genie and Welcome! I appreciate your feedback and kind comments! I'm glad you are enamored with my art! My style is to draw what I see in ink and the color it with watercolors or markers or colored pencils! I sort of cycle through those art tools ! I look forward to your visits!

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