Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Yesterday, we had the first real snow fall of the winter.

With the house – and road -- blanketed in fluffy white stuff, I spent time frolicking in the backyard with Belgium and catching up on e-mails.

An e-mail from artist Anna James came with several attachments… images of her works that capture the wonders of winter.

Anna’s photographs and Primitive Folk Art style paintings are inspired by her simple country lifestyle.
Her hand-built log home, friendly Jersey cow, boisterous flock of fowl, seasonal pumpkin patch and family of cats frequently appear in Anna’s works.

To see more, visit her online gallery at

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Matthew Kenney, one of my fellow authors at Gibbs Smith, recently posted about the First Snow in Maine. Don’t miss his gorgeous photos and wise words.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Barbara,
Anna's folk art is wonderful! Thank you for the link. How fun to have a snow day and play with Belgium.


Love love love the artwork you have shared.
Enjoy the quiet of the fresh fallen snow!

Warm Blessings,

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Pretty snow there, it was 70 degrees here today. It felt like summer! Isn't that crazy? Even Richmond has ice, but it was sandal weather here today. xo, suzy

My Pink Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing Anna's work. Her paintings are so warm and friendly and her photographs are great.

Desperate Diva said...

You LUCKY gal. We still have had NO SNOW...Beligum seemed to be having fun..:) Love the cat folk art picture....Happy and Warm.!
Big Hugs,

Nava's Designs Nava Blog said...

love your blog dear~~

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Thank you for these links. Love the artwork. We were also excited to have our first snow day, but it turned into a foggy slush day over here at the Jersey Shore.
♥, Susan

FrenchGardenHouse said...

That Belgium, so frisky in the snow. It's 80 here, if you can believe it. Our Beau would much rather play in snow, too.
xo Lidy

TattingChic said...

Oh, those images are lovely! Thank you for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

Anna's Art is beautiful - and Belgium looks like he is having a grand ol' time! Still cold at night here, but warming up in the afternoon. No snow, which is fine with me! Hope you are doing well B ~ xoxo

*moggit girls said...

We have lots of snow here - want some? ;)

Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely art work!
I need to put together a wintery painting for you!
ENJOY your week!

Tutti Chic said...

What wonderful art to look at. Thanks for the winter art inspiration. everything looks so warm & cozy & white! :) chris

Donna said...

Hi Barbara,
I love the artwork, and thanks for the links.

Have a great day playing in the snow!


Daisy Cottage said...

ahhh.. look at sweet Belgium!! Beautiful art that you shared!