We are back from Chicago and now it is time to catch up. We had a fun time at the IMTS show, such great stuff out there that you just have to see to believe. I also got in some sight seeing, there is so much to do in Chicago, I didn’t even scratch the surface.
Now that I am back home I have been neck deep in painting, cleaning up the garden for Fall (I am loving the 80+ degrees we have been having), and making painting videos for you. The first video I did was painting the pansies on this sign. I did two different styles and I will share soon. I was disappointed in how I placed my microphone for the camera and how the sound turned out but I will share it anyways. With earbuds the sounds works but I want it to be clearer. I learn best by doing so you get to see all my attempts, even if they are not the best.
The second video is of this pumpkin in the making.
I am editing them tonight and attempting to make them presentable, I will also have the step by step here on the blog with the video attached. I am thinking I need to tether my laptop to my camera and then I will be able to see better what is going on and how it looks to the viewer. I just need to find the cord to do that with. I think my camera came with one but if not, I priced them and they are not too expensive.Everybody loved my Farmhouse Garden Bench I shared last week, if you missed it click on over and take a gander, you won’t be sorry. I am working on some graphic art to add to them. Something fun and gardenish. I will share that soon too.
In the garden right now flowers are fading and I am deadheading, yanking out and replanting. But my hardy Hibiscus is in her glory. She loves the warmer nights and is just putting on a show. She gets fairly tall so I can see her gorgeousness from the living room and so far the deer have not munched her down (I will probably go outside in the morning to walk the garden and find her petals chomped on). I spotted two young bucks today, one forked horn and one a spike and they were pretending to spar as if they were grown and in rut. Then the next minute they were side by side munching away on someones pretty bushes. Silly teenagers!
My asters are looking lovely too, I have some bright pink ones too but I failed to get a photo. These along with my sedum keep the garden from looking too sad. The more I whacked back the flowers that are done for the season the better these little gems are able to shine. I do a little every day so it is not overwhelming.
Once more garden shot..Some of my roses are still going strong. Right now they are looking better than ever since the sun is not so strong and it does not fade them out so much.
Okay, enough of my rambling…I just wanted to check in and let you know I am still here and getting some things ready to share.
Also I switched out my email newsletter/blog update to Mailchimp and I am hoping I set it up correctly. I transferred everything over from Feedburner and I hope that the update does not get sent out twice.
If it does just let me know and I will try and get that fixed.
Until we meet again…