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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
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29 March 2011

March Cottage Colors Party

I am joining in on the Cottage Colors Party for March over at Etsy Cottage Style blog


The color for March is Green

You would think this would be an easy one for me! But I had to did my archives to find something!

This lovely vintage glass bowl was an amazing estate find a few years ago


Green is everywhere in nature so I turned to some photography...
 

To appreciate this gorgeous photography, you need to click on it to see it full size.
A friend of mine snapped it when we visiting the Washington state coast, in a little town called Oyster Bay.
The green lichen on the fence is incredible against the green grass background

one of my fave tea cups in the garden...

Hope you enjoyed!

26 March 2011

Inspire!

I finally got this accomplished! I have had these letters for more months than I care to disclose. They were on sale and I knew what I wanted to do. I needed some type of additional window treatment in my studio, but not covering any part of the window, because it needs to be light and bright! So a few weeks back I sat down with my scrap papers and embellishments. Today I finally got the letters hung. I love it, my DH thinks it is a bit over the top--well it is! Over the top of the window!




hummm...I am thinking the other side of the room over the closet storage I will do CREATIVITY? Suggestions please.....

20 March 2011

first peek at spring?

Well, you would never know that is was the first day of spring here in western Oregon. We have had one of the wettest March's in many years. Sad part is that I am over a month behind pruning my roses and the chickweed is taking over my cottage garden. I am waiting, not so patiently, for a dry day so I can get out and get something accomplished. I think I may need to toughen up and put the mud boots and rain gear on and just do it. You know the saying is that if you live in Oregon you are supposed to have webbed feet....

I found this adorable pic of my oldest granddaughter Lynsie from a couple years ago as she was so taken by my crocus. See, it is supposed to be sunny now as those same crocus are in full bloom at the moment!


14 March 2011

Ladies in green

Sharing a few from my collection of vintage postcard images celebrating St Patrick's Day. I found some really pretty ladies in green!
You are welcome to grab these for your personal use to celebrate old Ireland and St Patrick's day this Thrusday March 17th. 
Right Click to save to your PC, and leave me a comment!






09 March 2011

~Spring Art Challenge~

I have wanted to host an art challenge for quite some time, I finally got around to putting something together! It's open to anyone who wants to play no matter what your art form is from graphic artist, mixed media, card making or textile artist. The best part is that you have lots of time to get it finished. This is a sharing challenge which means once completed, you snap some pics and do a blog post about your creation, then link up to the challenge page to show it off. More details can be found by going to a special page I have set up here
or you can click on the link at the top of this page for Spring Art Challenge!


come and play!

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