|bird house in front yard, living bottle trees behind|
Thought I would share a bit of art from my garden. I'm very fortunate to have a great group of longstanding friends. We all met up about 18 years ago through homeschooling our children and La Leche League. The group has been an amazingly creative bunch, and two women have become successful artists, with works in galleries and works in both the Memphis Botanic Garden and the addition to LeBonheur Children's Hospital here in Memphis. Below is a piece by MaryJo Karimnia, mojo fine arts, who does a lot of mosaic as well as painting and drawing. I have it sitting by my patio resting against the tulip magnolia.
This is my screen door from the patio into the screen porch. This was done years ago, so it's very weathered and faded so it's hard to tell from the picture, but it's painted up with a carnival of blues, yellows, reds, flames and check patterns, snakes and eyes, and messages for the visitor ("Knows all, Sees all", "Madame Luna is in" -- a reference to our mini dachshund who passed away this last December -- "past present and future", and more painted on the inside. This was done by Mary Cour Burrows
Now this below is a mosaic-ed concrete table and benches in my back yard. In our circle of friends we have a custom of doing a group quilt (everyone would do a square or portion and all would help with the quilting) to present to those of our circle who were pregnant. As we all got older, we would do a group project when one of us would turn 50. This table is what my friends did for me for my 50th birthday. Mary Jo supervised the project and designed the table top. Each participant (there were 9) designed and mosaic-ed a section of the benches. We joke that we can never move now, because how could we get the table and benches out of there (it was a job getting them here from Mary Jo's garage, which was the work site).
|second bench detail|
|third bench detail|
Linking toTuesday Garden Party