I love to garden, but I also like to paint. I think that our creative spirits are gifts from God - a love of beauty, a desire to make something that wasn't there before, to add a little delight to life. I'm not good at drawing or painting, but I enjoy doing it. And so I found a way to do it that doesn't require drawing skills.
To help me deal with stress one day, I got the paints out and began doing this kind of painting - a liquidy blend of colors that looks like rainbow water. I call it Water Colors. It's relaxing to paint like this because I don't have to be worried about trying to make something look realistic. I can just "go with the flow." And I love seeing what develops as the colors blend. I think I'll do more of this when I feel the need to paint. It really is relaxing!
This last one is a double-canvas painting that I hung in our stairwell because I needed a large colorful painting for a huge blank space. I can see it from our bedroom every day.
Things should be freezing around here soon. So while all my boys are at the movies with my husband, I went outside to take some final pictures of the flower garden before saying goodbye. Here they are (with a bunch of earlier ones that I might have posted but I'm not sure ... so why not do it again):