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Even More Art In The Gallery

I added 2 framed pieces of Watercolor to the Theme Wall at Seacoast Artist Association.  This month’s theme is Wild With Color.  Now I could have framed some of my amazing Sunrises even Sunsets or Pink Peonies.  Maybe my popular monster Sunflowers even but I chose two of my colorful landscapes filled with tree trunks with pretty bark 🙂

No longer laid out against my red countertops but are in pretty rich brown frames under glass.  I will miss them if they sell but even looking at them here as I type I can see I have grown much like a tree 🙂 ever changing and it make me so happy.

Still not comfortable with others judging me or my artwork but I can not sell it if I do not put myself out there 🙂

My town is celebrating it’s 275th birthday and the committee group is trying to raise monies for a parade and fireworks so I donated one of my framed pieces as a raffle gift hope enough like it to raise $40 or $50 for my part of the cause.  All starving artists have is what they create.

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I did straighten out the title lol

Mom is doing great I have more good days and the pup my sweet little girl rests more and loves the pumpkin cookies I make for her 🙂  Going grain free myself and hoping her and I will be back at our fighting weight 🙂

Do you know I did not climb up once on the roof and only raked it once shhh it is only March and I will finally turn 60 I can not believe it myself lol there were many close calls and still not gray!

Here is what I did the other day thinking of taking my girl for a walk to go find some 🙂

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Still wet as I posted it to Facebook and it sold 🙂 now I can do an oil change 🙂

Have a great March everyone soon I will share photos from the Boston Flower Show which opens in 2 weeks!

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GARDEN CLUB FUNDRAISING IS NOT FOR THE WEAK

Garden Club Fundraising really is hard.

There are now four of us in the club and they work full time.

So I try to do too much.  Then I get overwhelmed and it is no longer FUN.

See FUN and making a difference was all I was after.

Guess all the shoulder pain has been getting me down as well but saw the surgeon the other night he is letting me have 6 more weeks of home exercises to see if I can free up the left one.  I may take another shot and get through a winter of nasty snow shoveling then let him go in and clean out the junk it is somewhat odd though as I am a righty!

So back to the club and all I have been able to do of late.

I wrote a few press releases for local publications one came off the press this past week the next hopefully will be in Thursday’s edition.  I have an Ad running on our local cable channel I have satellite so I can not see how it looks.  One of the woman who works in our town hall office made me up flyers and offered to add some to the desk where people who stopped in would see them and hopefully support our efforts.

You see we are taking orders for gorgeous Poinsettia.  Three sizes. From ones that would be pretty decorating a staircase in your home for the holidays or huge beauties for atop a piano or in a foyer.  Then a medium size as well for hostess gifts or does everyone just expect wine these days.  I am not a drinker but pretty, live plants, now that is a different story!   We are only offering traditional RED ones.   They can go to Wal-Mart or a local garden shop for all the other varieties they will need to finish off their  home or businesses.  The plants will sell for $5.00, $10.00, 18.00.  Under $20.00 for a gift of true beauty I thought would be easy to sell.
Maybe it is just not easy for one or four to get the word out.  No matter how many times I post the photos and the prices the question is always HOW MUCH?  Did I say I am so glad it is the season to REST!  Well gardening outside will be placed on hold till spring in these parts.

We have a Facebook Page maybe you can LIKE it for me Epping Garden Club.  I need feedback and you are all so terrific at that maybe I am doing it all wrong.

I have also been making items for the Holiday Fair I signed up to do.  Funny I swore them off.  Wish me LUCK!

So with selling photos, making things and finding home for stunning plants will be keeping me busy and freeing up the frozen shoulder to avoid surgery. After seeing the doctor I stopped into Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford New Hampshire to see how the plants were coming along.  Here is the fun part sharing with you.

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This last one I took is also being offered in all my stores as a Holiday Card, as it is very cheerful. Maybe I should go get my plants now and fill up the house with color as all I have now are those SPIDER PLANTS!

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Life Goes On In New Hampshire

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The days have been getting just a little warmer.  Really hard with all the snow not to have the refrigerator happening.

We worked two days on removing the last 11 inches from the driveway areas.  Never made it to the roof this time we were hurting too bad it

has been a very long winter.  Spring is almost here Robins searching for food in areas clean of snow and ducks as paired up and waiting for

us to pull out the beavers dam so they can lay their eggs.  I will wait till the eight of April to start my seeds it will be awhile before the safe

date of May 30th in my part of the country  for hard frosts to hit. I may get the peas in the yard  where snow has been removed or maybe in

a pot would work better.  I will grow potatoes in a bucket, celery in pots and lots of herbs in containers with a few flower seeds added to

make them prettier.  I have a lot of work a head of me.  I have half a house to finish getting the paint on and 3/4’s of the barn to finish.

I can not wait till it is completely done.

 

I also have lots of divisions in plants I have here on the property to start my English Garden.  We have set the date for our Garden Club

Plant Sale for May 4th usually it is May 30th but we will combine it with our yard sale to raise funds to place flowers throughout our town.

I am not good at fundraising well I have not done that sort of thing since selling Girl Scout cookies way back when.  I hate asking people for

money  the cookies well they got to eat those.  I am hoping the 4 other woman in our group who go shopping around town can pick up the

slack and do that part.  I am the secretary so I can do follow-ups., place ads and get the word out we are looking for donated items and

plants they may have that can be divided and sold to raise money.  We are hoping to get enough money to hang two huge flower pots from

the granite bridge downtown and to plant two more intersections with gorgeous color.

 

We are going to ask the local businesses for items to add to a table for raffles, gift certificates  or other creative ways to get their name as

supporters out there. We have hair salons, barber shops, flower shops, coffee shops, diners, gas stations which hopefully can do even a gift

of $10 or $15  that we can raffle and raise money for flowers.  Money is tight for everyone.  No one has extras these days.  We will do the

best we can to make our town look pretty for those who live here as well as for those just passing by.

 

Really isn’t much to say right now when I come back maybe there will be a story or two or maybe nothing at all.   I won’t know till the 7th of

April.   I will spend the next few days trying to catch up with all of your wonderful blogs.  I miss being here daily but there is not much to

share of late.  I set up the site to sell some prints and its own Facebook page so that can run itself now. I have the other blog for photos and

I will go through and delete all but the best in my eyes.   Time for changes to begin not only with me but my surroundings.  Make this place

comfortable and pretty, continue with getting healthy but taking more hikes with JT.  I will spend more time with a tripod sitting along the

coast and capturing the new day as she starts to come up at the horizon.  Life is good simple but good.  Hope all is well with all of you.

 

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We attended a PUMPKIN Stroll

The recreation department in our town held their  Third Annual PUMPKIN STROLL

The children came in beautiful costumes

They brought Carved Pumpkins for the contest

Vendors set up tables  with items for sale but they all had candy to pass out to the children  who also were Trick or Treating(dress rehearsal for the 31st)

We had a table with lots of candy as well and our raffle items for the Garden Club fundraising effort.

We donated 3  house plants for the Recreational Departments SILENT AUCTION for the many things they do for the towns Children

Have a look, after the heavy rains all night we were blessed with a beautiful day!

 

 

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Third Annual Pumpkin Stroll
Pumpkins for the contest!

 

 

 

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Vendors came to sell their wares

 

 

 

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Setting up her booth

 

 

 

COSTUMES

 

 

 

WHERE FIRST?

 

 

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BATMAN ROCKED!
Batman Rocked!

 

 

Hallowen Costumes
Safe Place for Children

 

 

 

Carved Batman

 

 

 

Haunted House
Haunted House

 

FAMILIES
Children Ready

 

 

WONDER WOMAN
Wonder Woman Carving

 

 

 

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Evening Ends

 

Thanks for coming on the Pumpkin Stoll with me

I really rushed photos and didn’t use a tripod as you can tell

I had to dash quickly as we had our table set up with a TV for a raffle prize

Goodbye till next year!