Sunday, April 26, 2009


I had a full day of gardening yesterday and I am heading into another full day today. My husband and I are starting to think maybe we are too old for all of this back breaking work. :? May is the toughest month of gardening around here. There is so much to be done. We start longing for our little yard in the city that we once had. The rewards will be worth all of our hard work someday....I hope.

We live near a park owned by the German Society and every year in May they have their big 'Mai fest' with Polka bands, dancers, food ,fun for the kids and of course beer. Usually after a hard day of work out in the yard we all clean up and head over to celebrate.


This brings me to my next painting 'May Day'. A sweet girl with a flower and ribbon crown dancing and enjoying spring. I can wait to do that!


Jennifer


16 comments:

Naija said...

hi
having a garden and a own house is a lot of work..we rent our house and here is only the trees and the grass to cut..i love flowers and gardening but it must be easy to care or it will get to much work and then I lose the joy with a garden..im going to have a potgarden this year i like your painting

mystele said...

she's lovely!

Micki said...

Beautiful painting, I love traditional may day festivals and maypole dancing, ooh having flashbacks to my childhood now lol!

Micki x

Heidi said...

Such a sweet painting and I love the polka music!

Amy Sullivan said...

~I have hardly even started~ this year & now it is getting hotter~

~I wanted to ask you how long it took Hot Tamale~ to get used to your new kitten~ we just got a kitty & our Diana Cat is not very happy~ at all~
~amy~

Boutique By Bonnie said...

I was out today getting rid of the old dead stuff. The new growth is already well on it's way! My garden spots are small so it wasn't too much work.

Jenny said...

The painting is darling. I love the dancing kitty, of course.

Gardening...well, I have it easy with my little court yard/english garden. All I do is plant flowers in pots and wahlah. Dave would love to have a full blown garden someday, but I bet he would hate the back breaking work too..lol I think he forgets about how hard it can be.

Sonia ;) said...

ooohhh Jenn...this painting is fabulous...I love the colors...once again you are on a roll.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Hayley Egan said...

This is delicious..

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Jennifer! Hope you had a lovely weekend! Love your "May day" painting. She is adorable and her flower and ribbon crown is so cute! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Snowbrush said...

Awfully sweet. I went to Ebay, but couldn't get either this painting or the opossum painting to enlarge. Bummer. I have an Apple computer, so I guess that could the reason, although it hasn't been a problem previously.

Silke said...

I am so glad I found your blog! Your art is beautiful!! :) Silke

Jody said...

Love the May Day painting! It's beautiful!
Your neighborhood festivities sound lovely---enjoy!
xxoo
jody

Cris said...

I love the May Day painting and the "possums" are so cute! I don't have anything up this week, but I have lots of ideas from the Earth Day Festival I went to with Tara at Mizzou. It was such a flash back to the 70's! ha ha You are probably ahead of me on your gardening since I was out of town over the weekend!

Heather said...

oh! this is so gorgeous, i love her flowers! you make the sweetest girls :) mine smiles at me every day from my mantle!~

vintagepaletteart said...

How adorable Jennifer! I love it! =o)

*Lori