Lilacs in Bloom

Now it is time for a date with my favorite place.
My favorite spot.

Just tilled and planted the backyard garden!
Tilled and planted the backyard garden last week.

Dinner straight from the garden.
Already enjoying some of the spoils.  The baby romaine decided to re-seed itself, so now we'll have a consistent supply of lettuce until our other veggies start to produce.  :)

I love having a garden.


I've been spending a lot of time in the studio lately despite being sick as a dog.

I started this guy a few nights ago.

And began this one as well.

The last few days I've spent mostly laying on the couch while nursing what turned out to be bronchitis/an upper respiratory infection.  I'm on antibiotics now, but it wasn't pretty for a while there.  My Grandpa C is also on the mend today.  Early yesterday morning he was rushed to the hospital for a burst appendix.  He had gone to another hospital initially, but they had sent him home without diagnosing him with appendicitis.  Please keep him in your thoughts and send some positive energy his way!  He'll need a lot of it as he heals.  It is tough being so far away from family when this kind of thing happens. :(

Anyhow, while I was confined to the couch, I started a new crochet project:
It is a blanket for my godson Noah who will be arriving in mid-August!  My sister chose the colors, and I made up the pattern.  I can't wait for his arrival! :)  

Well, here's to hoping these grey days pass soon and sunnier days are ahead.  

In the Studio

I finished two paintings this week:

Elephant - 18 x 18 - Oil - Cassie Marie Edwards
Elephant - 18x18" - Oil on Canvas

Chipmunk - 16 x 20" - Oil on Canvas

My show in Milwaukee is only a month away! :)