Sunday, May 31, 2015

Swiss Tulips

Lisa Meyer - Swiss Tulips I
Swiss Tulips I
I came back from Switzerland inspired by the landscapes and the gardens. I was also inspired to work with glass again. I have been on a bit of a glass sabbatical since we started Roadhouse Arts. Just not enough hours in the day! So, full of inspiration and a newly installed sink in the studio, what happens? My kiln goes poof. A new relay and a transformer and it will be good as new. Bummer.

In the meantime, I got out my paints and painted this painting inspired by the tulip beds bordering Lake Zurich (see the inspiration photo in the previous post). I love the riot of colors. I see more tulips in my future!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A River Runs Through It...

I returned from three weeks in Europe to find that the South Texas weather now resembles Seattle weather. After seven years or so of drought, we seem to be making up for lost time. We got another two inches this morning. It is a very good thing.

This winter, we pulled up the vegetable garden and did some re-grading to have the water flow through the garden and then out the gate through to the back yard. Since we seldom get good rains (or used to anyway), we wanted the water to go where we wanted it most. It seems that we did a good job. We now have a small river running through the garden. Next year, the garden might actually have raised beds with vegetables.

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Yesterday, while Gail was teaching, I was able to get out and do some walking around the nearby village. Every picture I took was like a postcard. So picturesque! So, here is some Swiss eye candy.

Next up is a free day in Zurich. My guess is that the suitcase will be filled with some wonderful Swiss chocolate!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Fence along Sacre Ceur

Gail is busy teaching today, so I am editing some images that I took in Paris. This was a fence that was behind Sacre Ceur. I'm thinking that this will end up in an encaustic painting when I get home...