Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sometimes I Forget...

...how much I enjoy our river home.  It is so different than the cabin, but home just the same.  Every time I come back here, I see things and say "oh, I really love that"

The river is one of those things that I love about here.  I share a lot of pictures about the water, the wind, the sun, the moon, the birds, the fish, the mammals, the flowers, the peacefulness and even the commotion.

Another is Johny's artwork.  We have it hanging all around (there isn't much wall space in the cabin, and the artwork we have hanging there is his mother's painting).  Today I was walking through the kitchen from out back, and hanging on the wall, right in front of me (where it always is) was one of my favorite pieces of his work.  I stood there and though, "oh, I really love that".  So I thought I would share it with you.
I love the colors.  I love that it is hanging in my kitchen.  I love that it is 4'x5'.  I love that it is a canvas print wrapped around the frame so you see the picture on all sides.  I love that my husband created it from a photo taken in Europe.

Then I remembered this one, which is not hanging, but propped against the wall.  Also canvas wrapped around the frame.  This is from a B&B farmhouse we stayed at in Belgium.   My husband created it.

And finally, this one, which hangs in our bedroom.  Also canvas wrapped around the frame.  Also a place in Europe and created by Johny.
It's so nice to be married to an artist!  It's so nice to come back to the place where these pieces live!

Besides my enjoying all this artwork, it's been a busy day taking care of stuff around here, but those things don't make for good blogging material.  So I'm glad that when I walked into the kitchen and saw that artwork, it was like it had poked me as if to say write about me!  I hope you've enjoyed the pictures...trust me, you don't want to hear about the "stuff", it would bore you to tears and/or make you queasy, like if I told you about having to get blood drawn today.

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

How did I NOT know that Johny was an artist??? Beautiful works, just beautiful.

Melanie said...

I love having art on the walls, especially when it has been made by a loved one. You are very lucky. (With the art and in the husband department at least- I hope everything that is not-so-great in your life right now is oh-so-temporary.)

I always enjoy how thoughtful you are and how kind you are to me. Thank you! (And feel better!)

Dad/Pepere said...

Beautiful artworks...thanks for sharing them...I always enjoy viewing them when I visit. Hugs!

Lise said...

Patti, I guess I never posted about this before! Thanks for the compliments, same back to you with your quilting and blacksmithing!

Thank you Melanie, all is good with me here!

Come back soon dad! Hugs back