This is one of my father's plantings at his farm. When I asked him what it could be he rattled off a few types of pumpkins and squash. I think it might be Butternut Pumpkin ...
This is a teapot made by my sister while at school found lurking at the top of a cabinet! Dig the heart handle?
While at school, my sister did 3 Unit Art for the HSC. My sister's artwork was chosen for Art Express following the 1991 Higher School Certificate and this painting was exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in early 1992, alongside other artwork chosen from students work across the state. She didn't go on to have a long and dedicated career in art, but she shows a fine hand decorating and redecorating her home for her husband and her six children. Perhaps one day she will return to her art.
This is a Buff Orpington rooster, hen and chicks, and includes real feathers from those chooks, collected from our suburban backyard. Now if you are wondering why the hand is in the painting she had to incorporate a human element. The painting would have been more lovely without the hand ...agreed? Growing up, my parents always had chooks in the backyard, including this breed, and Anconas.
For more on Buff Orpingtons follow this link here.
For more on Anconas follow this link here.
These days, Dad prefers Isa Browns. Link here.
And to finish off the rural feel, I have chopped timber from the farm. My brother's and husband are responsible for the chopping, not me!
For the china enthusiast I have included one of my maternal great grandmother's dinner plates by Meakin circa 1930s, which my mother has.
Does anybody else agree that Elizabeth has short arms?
And finally for the knitting enthusiat, some of my scarves, sitting on my Dad's old piano stool at my house. One of these scarves isn't like the others. It is not knit!
Happy Colourful Friday all. For more Colourful Fridays, visit Bev at Kainga Happenings.