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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
Visit my website at http://MarionberryCottage.com
I am a regular contributor to http://ShabbyLaneShops.com magazines

28 October 2008

Can you believe it??


I just had to share:)
I went to my cottage garden to continue the fall clean up task this afternoon--it usually takes me at least 4-5 visits to get it done :(
Believe it or not I picked these roses today! Yes, October 28! Here in the Pacific Northwest we have had some awesome Indian summer weather with temps close to 70f. The cool nights have brought out the best pinks of the whole season. These are David Austin roses--Glamis Castle, Mary Rose and Princess Marianna.

23 October 2008

Calling all those with a fabric obsession....


Elisabeth Grace and Company

A friend of mine in my ebay group RASPBERRY ROSE SELLERS CLUB is sadly closing her shop soon, but you an take advantage of her great prices on Mary Rose, Amy Butler, Free Spirit and so many more gorgeous fabrics...please go buy some before I do..trust me I already bought most of the farm....ha ha--Click in the pic to get there!!

21 October 2008

This weeks excitement....

I was invited to particpate in The Holiday Showcase in Portland Oregon... this is quite an honor, since I was selected by another etsy member (who is the owner of this event company) here in my home state of Oregon. I have NEVER--I repeat NEVER have done a show before! I have always sold only online since this was my "hobby" job. I am still in a tither whether I should do this. I have had lots of good feedback from my friends in the ebay group I belong to which has really helped. I kind of feel I am a bit out of my league here! I thought I would post a few pics of the venue I was invited to~~It is an historical home so you can see why I am a bit intimidated!


I have until Friday to decide, I want to have an experienced friend help me, but the event company wants to jury her in before they will allow her--this is scary I tell ya!

06 October 2008

some new garden pics



Many of you who have known me for a while, have discovered my other passion--cottage gardening. My cottage garden has suffered this year, because (as I joke now--but it wasn't funny when it happened) Dr. Death paid a visit in early spring. He hates me to tell the story, but my other half (DH Jim) thought he would help out and spray weed preventer in my cottage garden. Nothing else to say other than it has taken all season to get things back to normal, and he stays at least 6 feet from the edge of my gardens.



But now, on the eve of the rainy season, the cottage garden is glorious and even this young first year clematis perked a few blooms. When I took these pics, it had just finished a rain shower, so everything was so beautiful and colorful!

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