‘Galvanized Pail, Floral Wire Trainer, Plastic Snack Table’

One of a series titled ‘Things I Find On the Side Of the Road’

Photo Capture: ‘Galvanized Pail, Floral Wire Trainer, Plastic Snack Table’

There are things that I decided to use that were found on the side of the road. Today, I decided to put it to some use. A family member purchased some flowers and two tomato plants. The very old galvanized pail was found at the side of the road. A local store used it as a planter and decided to throw it out along with some hooked carpets. plantertomatoflowersLuckily I know how to traditionally hook carpets and can restore the rugs. I found some white spray paint that my sister did not use last year and totally transformed the weary looking pail. The old floral wire support was painted too. It would be nice to string up some white lights on the wire frame and make a patio light.  Maybe next year! A few years ago a woman was giving free stuff away on the side of her road and this is how I came upon the plastic snack table. So most of these thrown away items have made a very nice clean looking planter that otherwise would have been overlooked and discarded.

The Information Highway!

Do you remember when it was so exciting to hear that “you have mail” voice when AOL first came into the mainstream media? The internet was hot! Everyone was jumping onto the information highway looking for connections, opportunities. A FREE market place. I know that a book could be published with all of those online dates! In 2001 I had a dream of painting digital. So I had painted it! My interpretation of what the internet was at the time titled, ‘Painting Digital’!


‘Natures Bounty’

I am starting to go through the closet and getting into the urge to complete and paint more paintings. Of course, I also love to hike in the woods and take photos but those booger tics are in abundance this year. Even along the side of the road. Meanwhile, here is a painting that was scooped up out of the closet corner that I did titled ‘Natures Bounty’, oil on canvas.


Their BACK!

One of a series titled ‘Things I Find On the Side Of the Road’

Photo Capture: ‘Their Back’

These two gnomes appear to be guarding the base of a mailbox at the side of the road. Every year the two gnomes just show up presenting flowers and a mushroom. It is a jungle out there, especially when it comes to the side of the road. I often wonder how they land at the same spot and miraculously survive not getting hit by a car, lawn mower or postal truck!


Mothers Day Variety!

I stood by the entrance to the grocery store admiring all the lovely flowers. A man walked in and with great speed picked up a bouquet of flowers. I did not see too much thought in his selection process. mothersdayflowergrocery1Any flower will do as long as it’s a flower. This is the impression that I received and I wondered if this is how he treats a relationship with his mother. Fleeting! STOP, and take the time to put much thought in what you are doing and think about details. Mothers do have favorite color selections and flower types just like you do! There is a vast amount of flower varieties to make your Mothers Day designed especially for her. . . Does she love sun flowers, tulips, roses…? Look! The flowers are also enveloped in beautiful bright bold papers and printed designs. Tell your mother how you were truly thinking of her when you made that purchase!


To Be Without A Mother…

People take their mothers for granted. Cherish each day as if the last because time flits by in a blink of an eye! Hug your mother each and every day and say I love you! If your mother has passed call up and send flowers to a friends mother or a neighbor . . . 🙂 As the saying goes, Reach Out and Touch Someone!