August 10, 2010


The Garden Path

When its too hot to garden you'll find me painting them.  Above is one of more than 35 paintings I've done this past month for my first outdoor art fair exhibition at the garden center where I work.  I was one of more than 80 artists selected by a jury of six and I'm honored to be among many who are well-known in the community. 

Setting up a tent and making a display for an outdoor show is a lot more work than I anticipated and being a full-time granny and garden designer it has been a challenge to find the time for it.  What was I thinking?!

The weatherman has been predicting rain for several days now but has been wrong on every count and I'm hoping he's wrong again.  Opening day, August 14, is supposed to be 95 degrees and rain ?!  Oh please be wrong again .   Yes we do need the rain but just not on August 14 and 15.  Please, and thank you very much.

Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved


  1. Love your cheery ... The Garden Path! As you well know, a lot can change weather-wise between then and now. Good luck with the show, dear Carolyn, and keep us posted!

  2. Brilliant colours in this painting, Carolyn. I will do a chicken dance to see if the rain will hold off until after the weekend. Good luck and congrats on the show!

  3. I don't know how you find the time to do all you do Carolyn! You're one busy, active woman!

    Congratulations on being selected. I hope the weather cooperates, and hope you have a wonderful time.

  4. What a great way to enjoy the garden and still stay cool! You're such a talented lady, Carolyn--this is one garden that will never fade:) Good luck with the show, and though I'm hoping for some rain, I hope it holds off till Monday.


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