Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May Flowers

Another late start to my morning. Feeling a bit lazy, drinking my tea and working on the computer before I actually get to work on things. I have a custom order for a shore bird painting and I'm going to work on that today. My panel is prepared with gesso. I gesso and sand layer after layer on my masonite to prepare it to accept the oil paint.

Earlier this morning I went into the backyard garden to shoot a few photos of my gorgeous flowers all in bloom. I'm still waiting for the hydrangeas and lions tail to start blooming. I'll share those when they do. I think the lions tail is a bit later in the season to bloom.

Yes, I've got some pink carnations in my garden. They come back year after year and spread quite rapidly. I cut back a ton of them because they don't look good once it's done flowering. The foliage tends to just lay on the ground and it's not very pretty but I do like the flowers.

I saw this bug on the yarrow and had to look it up. It's a lygus pratensis and not a good insect for the garden. I'm going to have to find something to get rid of these. I've read that spraying is not usually effective on getting rid of them.

In case you're wondering what this flower is, it's a fuchsia and it's planted in a huge beautifully ornate antique cast iron urn. Next time I'll take a photo of the urn so you can see.

Many years ago I did this square terra cotta pot. It has a different mosaic bird on each side that I did from old broken tiles. One of my favorites.
These are the Gerbera daisies planted in the mosaic pot and they come back year after year. I don't do too much to them either. Very low maintenance flowers.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Day Trip

Helllooo there, I've been very neglectful of my posts. Sorry.

I went to church this morning and am thankful I made it. I love that our pastor gives us meaty sermons, not milk for babes. He's (Pastor Dan) been teaching us on Matthew, Chapter 5, The Sermon on the Mount and it has been so very good learning the deeper meaning of Jesus' words. It cuts right to the heart. I mean, that is after all what it's all about, right? Our heart. What's inside our hearts. The motives of our heart and loving people even when they are unloveable to us.

Anyway, after church was out I skedaddled home to change into my paint clothes and ran to fuel up the truck for my trip to Nicasio to paint with my group. Driving there brought back memories of my camping trips with Michael to Olema. I love the drive through Lucas Valley Road. The road travels through rolling California hills to the redwood groves and ending up in the meadow of Nicasio with the old historic church.

There ended up being a total of four of us out there painting today. Eventually it got chilly and the wind picked up a bit and we got tired of fighting with it so we packed things up and headed home a little earlier than planned. Here's some photos from today. I forgot to take photos of myself.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Haitian Artist, Leonce Love

It's been so long since I've posted anything. To be honest,

Title and link: Kouzen Zaka (Father of Agriculture) 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New Plein Air Paintings

Here's my most recent pieces along with a cabinet I designed to hold original oil paintings.  These were all painted on location, en plein air at various locations around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Blue House link

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sonoma Paint Out - The Farm

Today's paint out was at 'the farm' in Sonoma. A beautiful and private location. It was a bit windy out there today but not unbearable. Many artists showed up to paint, I was thrilled! So happy to finally meet some of my artist friends in person and be able to paint alongside them.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Church Birdhouse

Yesterday I made this cute white little church birdhouse. I'm having fun designing and making these. Each one can be customized on the church color and window trim/roof colors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Just Stuff

I cannot believe it's already February and we're well into spring like weather here in California. It's been in the mid 70's lately and things are blooming already.

I've been busy working on some new designs for the shop, designing new cabinets, shelves and some cute rustic bird houses. Here's one of my new tree cabinet designs. This is a narrow profile cabinet but it can be customized in all sorts of ways. The measurements, placement of the tree doors, shelf placements, etc..

If you would like this cabinet with some changes, here's what you'll need to send me;

Measurements needed. Height x width x depth (depth is how far it sticks out when hung)
Any other details about the shelf you might want different.
Your zip code.

Please contact me through our Etsy shop: honeystreasures

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Woodworking - Home Decor - Furniture

Here's a few examples of my woodworking. I like doing the woodworking, it's fun and it keeps my mind occupied so I don't go crazy with grieving. Okay, well, I do go crazy with grieving. It's a hard life without Mike. I counted on him. I depended on him. We spent every day together for twenty years. How do you go from that to this? It's an emptiness inside of me without him. God how I miss you, Michael. I must find the strength to go on. Only with God's help.

A sweet little shelf for kitchen or bath with towel bar option.

Saturday, December 30, 2017