September 15, 2012

* A little update on my Jardin

Since I can't seem to concentrate enough to do any art, I've been puttsing in the jardin.  It's starting to come together.

The wall pots are up and planted.  I've painted the wooden bird houses.  I think it really gives that wall a life.
The plant which is sitting in the middle of the table will go in the talavera post which sits on its side on the tall table.

A cozy nook for sangria with a friend.

The opposite wall was treated to a talavera hanging planter.  If you see the orange flowers tucked into the plants on the bricks, those will be in the wall hanger.

A new addition to the living room.  Beautiful cowhide Mexican chair and a half.  Just right for Habibi and me.  The colourful pillow covers are from Oaxaca and will be plumped up with stuffing soon.

That's all for today my lovelies.  Do hope to get back in the studio soon.  It will settle me down, I've been very restless.  Thanks for dropping by with your wonderful comments.  xoxo  Donna

It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.  ~James Douglas, Down Shoe Lane


  1. You've created SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SPACE!!! I love it! Those wall pots are gorgeous, the whole area, just so pretty, Donna.

  2. This all looks so beautiful, well done on making such a lovely corner of the world for yourself! Hugs, Valerie

  3. I love your new outside space. It is just beautiful. What a wonderful Samgria sipping spot

  4. Love all the textures and colors. I'd feel very much at home there. I'm still waiting on one of your big canvases on the wall!

  5. I really love your colorful jardin. :) I wish i had a sense of doing something like that.

  6. I don't think a garden could look more inviting. I'd love to sit and share a sangria with you there.
    hugs Lynn

  7. Just looking at your outside space is peaceful, Donna! Well Done!

  8. The important thing is to keep tapping into your creativity no matter what you do. It certainly seems like you are doing that with your jardin! Paper and paint and fabric will wait for you. After my dad passed away all I really could find myself doing was taking photographs and that was what I needed -a little something creative. Obviously I cam back to other arty stuff! Do not fret donna, all in good time. Just keep the home fires burning! xox

  9. your garden is beautiful! the other donna