Country Living Series

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pretty pix

As a break from all the serious stuff we've been discussing lately, I thought I would offer a virtual tour of some of the pictures we have hanging in our house. Every one of these pix (with one exception) are thrift store finds. I think you'll find there's a common theme in them.


My favorite:


This painting (shown below) deserves special mention, because it's just that: an original painting. An older woman in our church -- quiet, unassuming, recovering from a hard life -- hides the most astounding talent as an artist. She is forever giving her art away and doesn't believe anyone would ever want to pay her for her talent. Instead she donates most of her art toward community fundraisers (raffles, etc). She agreed to paint a picture for us in exchange for -- are you ready for this? -- fresh ground beef. This was the result.

10 comments:

  1. Hey she gave you sides on your barn even! My favorite, besides the girl on the horse and the church in the background, is the laundry on the clothes line. It is all just so beautiful.
    --K in OK <><

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  2. Nice paintings, Mrs. Lewis. I forwarded the link to one of my artist neighbors. Here's a link to some of her paintings:https://picasaweb.google.com/essellhaynes/LindaHuffSPaintings

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  3. Wonderful pictures. The last two are my favorites, and I especially like the last one painted by the very talented lady from your church. I love farm pictures, especially those with animals. Thanks so much for sharing these.
    Kay

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  4. i would trade a full size homemade quilt for a side of beef right now...or two or three water barrels. guess i need to start looking around for some fellow traders in my community and see what the offerings are. that painting is very nice.

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  5. Send me an email if you think she'd be open to painting my farm. I could email a picture and she could do a rendering. I could pay in chicken, beef, milk, or pork, but shipping might be a problem....

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  6. I don't know what the second one is called or who it's by, but it's been around a LONG time. My grandparents had it hanging in their house almost 50 years ago.

    Jeff - Tucson

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  7. After my last comment I got to thinking...isn't there a way to search the internet to identify an image? Hmmm. A few minutes research and I learn the mighty, awesome (EVIL) Google can do just that! I drag the image into the Google Search Image box. I'll show them, I'm thinking. Interestingly Google returns a hundred photos of breads, pies, cakes, lasagnas and other baked goods. Along with a couple of references to some blog called Rural Revolution. Harrumph. So much for technology.

    Jeff - Tucson

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