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Friday, March 21, 2014

"Mom's Garden Rack with Loved Things" Gardens & Parks Lynn Cohen

 
On Tuesday I came home for lunch and once again sat in my family room looking out the open back door and drew this steel rack where I put garden things. The rack was my moms when she was alive.
The things on the top shelf are all gifts. A bird house from my dear friend, Jeri in Idaho; a bird house my friend Sam in Oregon built for me, and a flower pot with a succulent plant that was a cut off from my aunt Mimi's huge jade plant.
The second shelf has a metal tray with Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy surrounded by flowers on it, but they are in the center and I could not see them to draw them. It came from a flea market. The metal chicken I got new at Big Lots a long time ago. The plastic weather thermometer doesn't work well anymore. Not sure where it came from.
Bottom shelf has a bird house Cris and Con made for us (no, we never did put it on a pole), and a stack of ceramic dishes for catching water under plants.
I enjoy looking at all of these things!
 
Prismacolor 03 black ink pen
Koi Watercolors
Nature Sketch book 6" X 12" Vertical

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful things - and a beautiful drawing. Love watercolors :)

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  2. These are lovely things to have and view. Love your painting :-)

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  3. Lovely things in your rack to see and admire. You have drawn them so good. Lovely work!

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  4. Great sketch of the rack and all the items...and so many of them from special people in your life.

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  5. Great drawing of your garden rack. I love all you pretty bird houses.

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  6. Your garden rack painting/sketch is fabulous, Lynn. You always get such fantastics colors in your paintings.

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  7. How nice to look out at your stand full of memories. It's a lovely sketch and the story behind it adds so much interest.

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  8. I have a rack like this just waiting to be painted. I hesitated to start it because it looked so complicated. After seeing yours, I may give it a try! But I might have to use a bigger piece of paper than an aceo! LOL. I love this one.

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    1. Yes, go big and long, Penny! ;-) mine has one more shelf I had to leave off! ;-)

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  9. Love this rack with your personal items that you can see while you are outside. Nice work. I hope to be back soon with something to post...at least I will try to. Have a great weekend.

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  10. Love this sketch. Sometimes just sitting a birdhouse on a shelf is better then a pole, especially if you have a Henry. :))

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