Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Art With A Heart:)

Helloooo my darlin dears and lovers of future gardens you can not wait to grow,

Hope you are enjoying this lovely Tuesday:)

A few months ago, I was asked to participate as a mentor...an artistic mentor:)

It is through a foundation called "Art With A Heart" & through it, I would help a very special and lovely young lady....Her name is Tia:)

Tia had cancer of the eye when she was younger and as far as I am concerned, she is a light in all dark places for anybody who has gone through the struggle of Cancer...she truly is sweeter than a peach:)

Tia did a lot of really cute art for the benefit that is on Friday, and I felt honored to help her in however I could:) She also helped me creatively with some captures created here on lovely Early Bird Acres :)

Here they are:)

"Hay Lofts & Spring Rain Part I"

Click here to see the print:)

"Hay Lofts & Spring Rain Part II"

Click here for the lovely print:)

I am also giving, for the next week, all the proceeds from the sold prints of these specific images...It will go strait to "Art With A Heart" :)

So....if you enjoy the print and can see it in your home, or someone elses lovely home, this would be the perfect peach time to get it:)

I hope you all are loving forests & planting fruit trees with a smile:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gnome Granary Cottage Style Library:)

My lovely and amazing meadow creatures...Hello there:)

I wanted to give you folks a peak at my Library.....in which I built from scrap lumber:)

Here is the before picture of that Room:)

.....& here is the lovely after:)

The amazing and lovely Ashley Whiteside came to Early Bird Acres and helped me with the initial design.... goodness gracious is she a helper....I knew what I wanted to do, but sometimes it takes another creative and lovely person to get your creative tandem bike gears going:) We cut & Hammered away:)

First let me show you the shelves overall:)

When We were putting in the windows, I collected the scrap pieces of wood for future use:) Especially with my cottage library in mind:) I am also eventually putting in flower boxes:) Holler if you have any idea for colorful flowers that can go inside the cottage:)

Now for the art of the college:)

"Green With Words Unsaid"

I found two adorable red lanterns to hang on either side:) If you enjoy the capture, click here to get a print:) If you like the framed piece as a whole, click lovely here then:) This is the Deers favorite piece....they told me just now:)

The piece is mounted on a lovely piece of 2ft x 2ft piece of birch... I had a lovely time creating it...the knots within the piece are some of the most unique ones I have found:)

next lovely Library piece:)

"...& She Read"

...one magical spring......

In the meadow just to the East of my cottage....
....The spring rain came more sweet than Ever & turned the grass into a blanket:)

I remember waking up that early spring morn, and my mother was visiting the farm:) I made myself a cup of coffee and walked outside....

My heart was humbled to it's pastel chambers, and I was simply in a perpetual Waltz..... The meadow was so lush, and the dew was so thick, I could see the rainbows forming across it's arching green from my front porch:) I grabbed my camera and ran towards the meadow with one of my favorite books in hand:)

This is one of the captures that came of that morn:)

I have a few lovely prints of this capture here at Early Bird Acres, and the original framed 16x20 piece can be fond right here:)

Now...how about we look at the lovely porcelin pieces upon the Library shelves:)

First, their is Barton the Gnome, reading all who come to listen a lovely tale:)

He is actually a light too:) I have just not put electricity inside of the cottage yet....that shall be a mid spring affair:)

I got him from Urban Outfitters:)

Then there are my owls:)

All the rest of the clay and porcelin creations came from another farm not 10 miles from my own:) the woman that lives there, and her daughter, gave them too me :) It is a adorable story if you have a short minute to listen to it...

In a nut shell, the woman who lives there is very creative...amazing painter and potter....her husband knew that she loved making art, so he drug an entire house onto their farm, which would be her art studio:) It was a surprise:)

You walk into the little art house, and it is covered in her pottery creations.... & I was given whatever my little heart wanted...I felt very lucky:)

So first, I choose these guys:)

What library is complete without one of these gents looking over your novels and well worn and loved on covers:)

Then...there are my lanterns:)

I want more...I for sure want more:) I just need time to collect them:)

I am almost finished with this room, and I feel very accomplished to have built the Library... Many more projects ahead of me:)

Be looking for more cottage posts:) I send all of my love darlin dears:)

I adore you all more than words can say:)


Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Monday, February 14, 2011

My New Rooster :)

Hellllooooo There my Darlin Dears :)

I just wanted to show him to the world:)

....he is an amazing Rooster:) I really adore him:) But I sure do miss Pottawatamie my loves...

...& here is a lovely capture of some of my Chickens :)

I adore my chickens....& I love you too:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Monday, February 7, 2011

My new (& amazingly free) Gnome Granary Furniture:)

My handsome meadow creatures and lovely meadow flowers....Hello:)

Last week, on a very tiny budget, I set out on a quest for some new (to me) furniture for Gnome Granary.....I had no colors in mind and such, so I thought whatever pieces I found would inspire me:)

As if fait, I found a few on my first try :) I felt very lucky:)

First, is the couch :)

I did not know how I felt about the colors and such, but once I had brought it home, I was very inspired:)

The colors in the guest cottage will be worn copers and gold....morning peaches and basket woven light brown.... I am thinking wheat, peaches, copper adornments, jars of milk and ripe fruit overall:) Plus, stacks and stacks of seasoned Red Cedar:)

Next....The Orange Chair:)

It is a very classic form, so I think with a hand sewn Gnome pillow and a hearty quilt draping it's arms, it will be just peachy in the Library :)

It looks very nice with the "Loved On" walls:)

Last, but not ever least...a Library Chair Ladder:)

...I was also very distracted with the sliding door right behind it when I was taking the picture:) I adore the cottage more and more every day:) I mean come on!!! That panelling !!:)


Above all I was honored because the antique shop owner GAVE it all to me:) He appreciates the fact that I bake him pies on random occasions and this was his way of saying thank you:) I felt very fortunate:) Luckily, my amazingly old and lovely chipped white chevy did the trick of bringing it home:)

If any of you have any links for me for possible design ideas for the cottage, do holler:) I could use them....


life on the farm is sooooo darn busy right now...on the nice days without snow or extreme wind, I till up the ground, build raised beds, clean around Gnome Granary....all kind of things:)

I would appreciate though your tiny kind and whole-hearted thoughts....I have a few very VERY important decisions coming up, and though I can not talk about them just right now, know that they are all across the board...so....I believe that kind thoughts said aloud into the morning or silently towards open windows, can really help....so I ask for those.....I ask for whole-hearted those...

......I have also been dreaming about baskets of vegetables and scketching out photo ideas with them:)

I wish you all a whole-hearted day:)

Bundles of Carrots, Beds of Poppies and Boxes of Cedar

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Seasoned Timber

Hellooooo all of my darlin dears:)

Here is some new art I wanted to show you all:) I hope you enjoy the capture:)

"Seasoned Timber"

You treated me very well this weekend Okc...it was good to see all of my friends & family....wish me luck with the farm please...I sure could use it:)

I mean it more than any other time :)

Peaches, open books, the colorful quilt and thoughtful perfection

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lovely Crooked Creations:)

Hellooooo Darlin Dears:)

I have had the great pleasure of being contacted, as of lately, by the amazing Duo of Crooked Creations. They found me through searching for "Gnome Homes" on the great wide web, and sent me a very kind message about my art, and they thought I might just enjoy their own creations.....my goodness gracious do I!!!!

First Up, is the Bavarian :)

......The Duo of Al & Chad live in the great state of Colorado, in a small town just outside of Denver:)

I could go on and on about how much inspiration their creations have brought to me, but goodness gracious I am just going to show you some lovely captures:)

The Hobbit House:)

I hope to visit them this lovely spring to see their creations in person:)That....will be amazing:)

The Parisian:

If you would like to know more about these gents, go here and read:)

I hope you are all having a lovely week !!!

........& do not forget, I am having a mini opening at Cuppies & Joe this Saturday:)

Ooohhh Lovely Dendrochronology :)

Come see Me:)!!! I will have smiles, Love & lovely t-shirts for you:)

Cheers, Beards & Banjos

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb