Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Milking...


The beautiful Tulip Trees throughout the neighborhood shout that spring is on its way!!  And, I just love it!


Two weeks ago,  I unpacked my watercolor "stuff".  And, then I stared at it for a week... I always feel immobilized  after stopping ANYTHING for awhile... but, particularly with painting.  It's like I'm afraid I can't do it.  I've found that, while the fear of "ruining" something I've already started is GREAT,  a partially done painting is my best place to start back.  It's like jumping in the pool... takes your breath away... but, then it gets better.


I started this one in my last Soon Y. Warren workshop in 2014 and am happy to report that it was EXCITING to call it finished last week!  I haven't had time to start a new project yet... that will be my next hurdle.  LOL!


I enjoyed a wonderful lunch with one of my dearest friends, Milha.  The company was good as always and the DECOR of The Grove in Tyler, TX just rings my bell!  This is an outdoor area they have... one of many fun, fun spots to enjoy for an 'eat, drink and be merry' adventure.


You just have to love this!  Milk life for all it's worth!! 

Let's get out there and start milking.  ;)

blessings ~ tanna

25 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I thought this was going to be a post about dairy farming!! I remember your lovely paintings and am happy to hear that you are back to them. No beautiful blooms around here. In fact, we've had less than an inch of snow but really frigid temperatures.

Best,
Bonnie

Susan Sevig said...

So pleased to see your blooming trees. Spring is on its way! ANd your watercolors...wow. Nice to unpack and finally get some inspiration back. So pleased to read "you" again. Seems all the clouds have lifted. Hugs, Susan

Linda said...

Hi Tanna...
That painting is unreal!! I don't remember seeing any before...guess that was before I starting following you!
Beautiful blooms...nothing here...just a darn soggy day1
Freezing rain happening...geesh!
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh sweet friend, your paintings are so beautiful. I see that lovely sunflower trying to pop off the canvas as it seeks the light from the window. The sailboat leaves me smiling, for I can hear the seagulls flying over head, feel the gentle breezes off the bay as I sit and watch the waves lap one over another. The roses by the other window make me smile for I can imagine that they fill the room with that familiar fragrance that makes ones heart skip a beat. Oh friend, you are such a gifted artist. In all the things you do, you do them with love and grace. ((hugs)) Blessings always.

steph said...

oh my.....spring really is right around the corner for you all!!! Nearly 70 here today, but I know it's just messing with me!

Christine said...

Ha Ha Ha...
Sometimes a friendly push or milking is what is needed to get started.
So happy to see you have picked up your brushes, cause you have talent.
What a great space to paint, lot of light!

Looking forward to seeing blossoms on our trees instead of snow (it snowed again today!). Those Tulip blossoms are beautiful and the tree is massive.

You go girl!

podso said...

What a fun post. Your painting ended up so well and how fun it will be to start a new one for you. I think blossoms are on the way here too--74 today and daffodils blooming. Ha--love the milk life analogy. How true! It's a choice to make.

Betsy Brock said...

Blooming trees? That won't happen here until May! Looks so pretty!

Dewena said...

I love that idea--milk life for all it's worth, yes! Why not? What to we have to lose?

Your painting is stunning! I hope all your painting things are out to stay. It must be very fulfilling.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Tanna, you are a very gifted artist! That is a beautiful painting. I love seeing the blooming tree in February. I remember when my brother lived in TX that he was usually planting some things in his garden in Feb. It seemed unreal to me here in MO. :) Have a nice week!

Tricia Buice said...

Your painting is just gorgeous Tanna! Looks like you have a wonderful studio and gorgeous view - so much inspiration :) I hope you love your new neighborhood. I know I would love all those tulip trees. Thanks for the milky pep talk - I needed it today!

karen said...

gosh that flowering tree is gorgeous! I am enjoying my days and trying to get the most out of them as possible :) your painting is beautiful!

Cranberry Morning said...

Tanna, that painting is just amazing! Wow! And even though we're still deep in snowbanks up here in NW Wisconsin, it's nice to know that somewhere it's approaching springtime. :-) I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and the rest of the week. - Judy

Laurie said...

Wow, Tanna! You're a painter and a good one at that. Your painting is very pretty. So is that Tulip tree.

La Table De Nana said...

I can't even bear to look at your beautiful artwork Tanna..the little green eyed monster ..in me..wishes she coud do so well..
BEAUTIFUL..like your fairy fingers for wool.
Plus I love seeing your studio..don't you feel it makes your home even more your home:)
Fun outing..and that tree:)♥

Mereknits said...

Your paintings are gorgeous Tanna, you are so talented.

Pammy Sue said...

Absolutely love the painting! I love the little details in the petals. That looks like a fun place to eat. It's so funky! I like funky!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow! Such beautiful blossoms already blooming there? We have had a very mild and snow less winter so far, but we are many months away from seeing flowers growing. I think our spring may be cold and snowy to make up for the lack of winter snow.

Your watercolor is lovely! I like the vibrant coloras and design. Well done!

Judy S. said...

Fun to see your blooming tree as I look out on melting snow! Love that watercolor.

handmade by amalia said...

A stunning tree! And a great post altogether.
Amalia
xo

Pride In Photos said...

Tanna, You talent is just amazing my friend. Breathtaking really!!! Tyler, TX. huh?! I have a good friend who was born and raised there. She told me of a great inexpensive clothing store there called, Dressing Gaudy. Have you been there? Have a great weekend. Hugs, Laurie

likeschocolate said...

Can't believe your magnolias are blooming though I think ours will soon as the cherry trees are blooming.

Weekend-Windup said...

Enjoyed your pics! Loved your painting!

Amanda said...

Yes to milking - and to trying things in spite of our fear of it not turning out exactly like we would like. Here's to getting back on the horse again...

Tanya Breese said...

your painting is gorgeous!! you are so talented! the restaurant definitely has unique decor, i love it! beautiful trees blooming, can't wait to see that here!

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