Low maintenance. Big impact.

Export to PDF | Export to DOCElephant Ears are one of my newfound loves for the garden since moving to South Carolina  in 2008. These monster big plants are virtually maintenance-free. All they ask for is A LOT of space. A few years ago I planted three large (and very ugly) bulbs, not really knowing […]

The most wonderful time of the year (Pansy Season!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI love pansies! What I love MOST about pansies, is that they are hearty in Zone 7,  which  — by no small coincidence — is exactly where my yard happens to be located. Yesterday I treated myself to an hour at our local greenhouse. It was worth the rushing […]

So much beauty to share

Export to PDF | Export to DOCMy  blog-fast is officially over, but where do I even begin? I guess I’ll start by saying that I gave up my blog for Lent, mostly because I’ve realized over the last couple of years that the “success” of my painting career often teeters on the brink of becoming […]

standing at the edge of a sea of sunflowers…

Export to PDF | Export to DOCI finished a big new oil painting yesterday! It’s called “sunflower path” and it’s from some photos I took from a field in Travelers Rest, SC. To see some of the photos I took of this sea of sunflowers, click here. To read what this painting makes me think […]

how a few green leaves changed my life

Export to PDF | Export to DOCIf you’re like me, then you NEED to see GREEN all year-long. Two weeks ago I spent $5 on a bare-root hydrangea bush that I will plant in my yard this spring. Since there were already a few tiny leaves poking out of the packaging when I bought the […]

taking time to smell the roses (literally)

Export to PDF | Export to DOCAs you can imagine, the art economy has been rather slow for the past year or so. So I’m taking the advice of my husband Tim, who has encouraged me to “stop trying so hard” with my business. Instead, I’m on orders to start using some more of my […]

gorgeous flowers (created by my mom!)

Export to PDF | Export to DOC Beautiful flowers for a beautiful marriage… My oh-so-creative mother MADE this amazing bridal bouquet. I think it’s stunning. Congratulations to Sarah and Dennis! Photos ©2010 Kari Hajinian Photography

What’s today’s date ?

Export to PDF | Export to DOC    Do you realize that today’s date is 10/10/10? Oh-to-be-born on this remarkably ordered numeric day, for the fun you’d have filling out the date-of-birth area on any forms for your entire life. I think you’d always feel a certain sense of pride every time you filled in […]

photo inspiration from Kay

Export to PDF | Export to DOCMy friend Kay is a photographer. She just e-mailed me these photos, to use as inspiration for some future paintings. They are so striking and cheerful, that I just needed to share them with you too. Don’t they just make you smile? Have a sunny weekend!

Back home in Indiana…

Export to PDF | Export to DOCWe spent a relaxing week in Indiana, visiting our family and friends in the beginning of August. I love the summer in Northern Indiana. Nothing beats the views of lush, green fields accented by red barns. It’s Christmas for your eyes (without the snow!) Here’s some photos from our […]