Friday, June 26, 2015

Sweet And Juicy, Peach Season In Texas, By Leada Wood, Texas Artist

"Sweet And Juicy" Copyright 2015 Leada Wood

Our showers of blessings in the form of rain has made Texas come alive with blooms of gorgeous wildflowers, fruits, gardens and of course weeds and mosquitoes! It has been a refreshing spring and summer has arrived! It lifts the spirits to see dry creeks run and lakes filling up...hope it keeps raining until they are all full. Eleven years of drought conditions begins to wear on you after a while. So nice to see everything green instead of brown and cracked. I have noticed more cows grazing in the tall, lush green grasses of the prairies, so happy they have plenty to eat. Feeling grateful and blessed!

The rain has brought on bumper crops of apricots, peaches and pears if they can just hang on through the high winds of the rainstorms. Our June peaches have already been picked, shared, eaten and placed in the freezer. I used one for a model and then ate it...delicious and is good.

Hope sweet things are in abundance in your life this summer.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sketchbook Fun, Summer Dreams by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

Painting in my sketchbook is very entertaining especially when I am dreaming out loud. Beachy things beckon to me...mermaids, seashells, sea horses practically anything to do with the beach besides hurricanes. I am landlocked at present but I can feel the pull...maybe because I was born in the sign of water or could be the need to get away and relax. I think I need a vacation! How about you?

I don't see the beach in my immediate future but I can go there in my dreams and sketchbook. Hope you are having a wonderful summer wherever you are and maybe get a little beach time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

I received the final two postcards of my 10 postcards for the IHanna's Spring postcard exchange. Hanna lives in Sweden and arranges the swap, sending addresses to people all over the world. Pretty amazing, don't you think? "I'm Notorious"is from Karen in Illinois...very dramatic! I was so excited to receive 10 little works of art in the mail...what FUN!

This artist did a series of ten entitled "School Of Life" loved the idea and the card! Laurie said she created 30 tiny zentangle fish and cut them out and collaged them to different backgrounds. Can you see the tiny bubbles? I thank all of the artists who sent me a card...hope you had as much fun as I did. A special thank you to Hannna for hosting yet another awesome exchange! Can't wait for the next one!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

iHanna's DIY Postcard Swap, by Leada Wood, Texas Artist

They say it is more blessed to give than receive...which is true and  I have been blessed twice! It was such fun to make my cards and so exciting for my mailbox to become a gallery for these tiny works of art. I am honored and excited to have received 8 of my ten. 

I hope my postcards made it to their one has emailed me to let me know. That  is one of the rules. I am worried that they are lost in the bottom of the drop box where I put them. If by chance you received one of my cards kindly let me know to put my mind at ease. Soon I will go to the post office and ask them to open the back and search just to make sure they are not LOST!  Oh my....

Thank you to all the ladies across this great nation of ours for joining together and taking the time to create and Mail letters everywhere so that we can exchange art and ideas. Art Mail is the BEST! Each card is wonderful and so unique and they are all very special to me. Thanks for stopping by!