Dancing Pineapples



When we first pulled up to this Florida home during our home search, I was immediately taken by the two pineapple lamps on either side of the garage doors.  It was, indeed, an omen.

In our former living room in New Jersey we displayed a lovely appliquéd Hawaiian pineapple quilt done by a dear friend.  It was prominently hung on the wall above the sofa.

When we entered this home for the first time, I was taken by the view, the spaciousness, the Florida feel.  As we turned around to inspect the rest of the house carefully, I noticed the pineapple lamp in the entryway.   By this time, we were smitten, and the house had given me notice.

Having several other pineapple pieces, and a painting I did earlier, has cemented the feel of our home.   It’s my goal to eventually have a pineapple something in every room.  Not overwhelming, but ever-present.

My Florida guest room is done in yellow, orange and green.  Light and airy, I had painted some citrus fruit paintings for over the bed, it lacked it’s pineapple.  The large empty wall on the right of the bed needed something fun and bright.  The perfect place for some welcome.

Done in acrylics, my “Dancing Pineapples” just needs to be sealed and framed.  Not sure if we’ll go with orange, yellow or green for the frame.  But it will be one more room with  a welcome we always hope to impart on our guests.

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Bye Bye Smokies

The week started with a personal tour and much graciousness from friends that made our visit to the Smokies special.   Lots of hiking, mountains, flowing streams, beautiful views in between raindrops, eating, a visit to some beautiful enamelware art at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, shopping and lots of driving of twisty roads, giving me a new appreciation for an area much loved by many.

While, despite the rain, I didn’t paint or sketch as much as you’d think I might, I still “arted” a bit.

We’re headed south today.  See Y’all next time.

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Smoky Mountains

While the weather wasn’t clear, we did get a few glimpses of the beautiful Smoky Mountains on our visit to Clingman’s Dome.  Enough for a quick watercolor sketch in my sketchbook (not the best watercolor support…but it works.). 

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