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Friday, August 6, 2010

Fabulous Friday!

Storm Over the Marsh
We love to watch the storms come over the island or up the river.  The clouds and shoots of lightning are so beautiful.  Lately, our storms don't produce anything but the show.  Well, we actually had rain with the storm last night and this morning the breeze off the water is dryer, fresh and cool-ish!  Yea!  It's been so muggy, which is intolerable for this New England girl.  So I will enjoy it as long as it lasts!

Today I have my watercolor class in the morning and friends coming for dinner.  I am making crab cakes for them with crabs caught off our pier, picked by my husband and I and made with my (not so) secret recipe.  My friend Nancy will be picking some home grown Arugula, tomatoes and raspberries to bring for our salad and I will go to the Amish market for a fat, sleek watermelon.  Sadly, I have no tomatoes as the deer have left us just stalks.  Hopefully they will keep growing (tomatoes not the deer!).

Sad Little Garden
For my watercolor class, I just have to go to my friend Susan's on the other side of the island.  She is an accomplished painter and we are so lucky to have her in the community.  I could actually bike to her house if I didn't have all my supplies to carry :)  We are working on a picture of the reconstructed Blackstone Lighthouse on St. Clement's Island.   It's a bit detailed and we just started so no photos of it yet.  I'll let you know how it comes out.

Original Blackstone Lighthouse

Susan wants me to make her a pair of earrings made with cobalt blue glass.  She likes these but....

Cobalt Beach Glass Earrings on Etsy
... she only wears gold so I'll have to custom make them for her.  I'm bringing her some pieces of glass so she can pick what she wants. She also collects beach glass on our island, but doesn't have the right ones for earrings.  Blue is pretty rare to find.  She did show me a wonderful piece of pottery that she found with a picture of a woman perfectly framed within the size of the shard.  That would make a great pendant!  The pottery shards are so interesting!  I've seen some that have parts of the original decoration on it with some wonderful results.  Sometimes you get a whole flower, bird or, in Susan's case, a person!


michelle said... [Reply to comment]

I love watching storms come over the lake! The lighthouse that you are painting is beautiful, I can't to see how your painting turns out! You earrings are so pretty, that blue is amazing!
I am with you about the humidity, it is unbearable at times. We finally have a clear cooler day here in Michigan as well!

Have a great weekend!

Vickie said... [Reply to comment]

OH! I love your dry stack around your garden!! I am going to see if I can talk DH into that for ours next year...or this fall before we start the new area for our veggie garden. Can't plant, but we could go flagstone shopping.....
I do admire your creations. The cobalt earrings are gorgeous.

Sherri said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you had a great watercolor class! That pottery shard your friend found sounded lovely. Have fun making her a pair of cobalt colored earrings!