Monday, September 15, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop

I have been invited to do a post for the
Around the World Blog Hop, by my blogging friend
Barbara Lilian. She is a delightful lady who lives in 
France with her husband "Mr. France". She has the most gorgeous flowers
and she paints. I was delighted to find her posts awhile back. You 
should visit this delightful lady and enjoy here posts.

So for those of you who do not know me , this is me
on a good day....
and this is me after I have finished painting cards, weeding the 
many gardens I started 23 years ago, when I had the energy and playing with my new little 
puppies Cooper and Max.

Cooper and Max
came into my life last February. These wonderful little bundles of joy

helped heal my broken heart after losing my beloved Teddy to cancer.
They have done a great job and They are growing up into wonderful
little dogs.

So here are a few of the questions that were asked of me,
What am I working on.?
 Boy that's a loaded question that could take pages to answer. But
mainly I have a shop on Etsy called Wildflowerhouse that I try to keep 
filled. I also sell my cards in a shop down in town. I am also working on some large painting for a gallery show in Oct.-Nov.  I am a water-colorist and I do acrylic painting. Had to give up oil painting due to allergies.
Why do I create what I do?
I love all things nature  and love capturing it on paper, canvas, etc.
I love making my own journals when time allows. They are filled with 
memories and paintings.
 I guess I have been creating ever since I got my first box of crayons.
How does my creative process work?
I always have a sketch book with me. I have been known to draw on napkins
when in a pinch. ( you just can't take this girl anywhere) Camera is always at the ready too.
Things pop into my head in the middle of the night, so I have paper and pen 
on the bedside table. From all these the process of creating my painting comes
to life. I like plein air work when no one else is around. I'm a bit shy about
that but I am working on it. 
I will end  with telling you that I live in the foothills of the Cascade mountain chain
in Washington state. We usually get around 90 inches of rain to Seattle's 40 something.
 But this summer we have had little to no rain and one worries about fires.
I designed (with the help of a fabulous architect) my log home. Had it assembled in 
Montana and then brought here and reassembled on my 13 acres. I am surrounded by 
trees and mountains and lots of wild animals.

 The weather is turning to Fall with warm days and cool nights.
So as I close I have invited two fantastic ladies to join in this hop.
 They are, drum roll please.
Marcy Antle  and you can find her here with all her absolutely gorgeous
jeweled creations.
Donna Liljegren and you can find her here. Now Donna is the most fantastic quilter that I know.
I must add that she shares her blog with her wonderful little Corgi named Tag. He blogs on Tuesdays and always has a lot to say.
These ladies will be posting on Sept. 22nd for the the Around the world blog hop.

I must add that I am a few hours late posting but I had computer 
trouble. So sorry but all is OK now I hope.
Thanks for visiting and I would love to hear from you.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Sharon!
I'm so looking forward to posting on the 22nd. Thanks so much for inviting me to join in the fun.

I so admire your beautiful creations. You're so inspiring!

I'm praying for rain for you, too. I know how much you need it on the West coast.
Donna and Tag

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I just love all that you do - your watercolors are perfection. I can't wait to see what you do for the bigger pieces.

The puppies are getting so big - bet they are just two bundles of fun.

Now I'm off to visit the other two ladies - thanks for the links.

Barbara Lilian said...

Hello Sharon.
thank you for your kind comments & for joining in 'Around the world blog hop' I'll certainly be hopping over to visit your invited guests. I feel this is a nice way to spread friendship around the world.

Barbara Lilian said...

Hello Sharon.
thank you for your kind comments & for joining in 'Around the world blog hop' I'll certainly be hopping over to visit your invited guests. I feel this is a nice way to spread friendship around the world.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Sharon

How lovely to meet you as part of the blog hop - I am one of Barbara's tagees too!
Your little bundles of joy Cooper and Max look like great assistants in your studio.
Your flower journal is exquisite, it's wonderful to see you using your artistic talent in this way.
I love making fabric journals!

I'm following you now and look forward to seeing more of your art soon.


It's me said...

What a lovely post Sharon ...! from me...x!...

Debbie Nolan said...

Oh Sharon - I so enjoyed reading your post. Those two boys of yours are absolutely too cute (like how you portrayed them being little angels - lol). So glad you shared a picture of your log home Sharon you certainly live in a beautiful place.
I was looking forward to your post - knew it would be wonderful. Now I am going to visit your two blogging buddies. Have a super day.

Diane Kelsey said...

Do you have a favourite type of sketchbook plus which pens do you prefer to use in them? Thanks for the links to two wonderful blogs.

Wendy Barrett said...

It's so nice to find your gorgeous blog Sharon via the blog hop. You sound like a woman after my own heart! I love your watercolours and your journal. I also love the photo of your dogs and the exhausted rabbit! I'll enjoy being a new follower!!

Sharon Chapman said...

Diane I emailed you the info on pens,etc.

Celia Blanco said...

I'm happy to get to know you better through the blog hop! I look forward to keeping up with your posts!

Createology said...

I realize I am late to your World Blog Hop however life is happening. How fun to learn more about how you love to paint and create your lovely cards and canvases. Max and Cooper are adorable. Hope you are getting rain...we just got 1/2" this morning and we are so thankful. Creative Hopping Bliss...