Just spent a wonderful weekend rekindling old friendships with our friend's Mary & Mark. They live near Hamilton, Ontario. Mary inspires me with her great party hosting skills! We were invited to join their annual spaghetti dinner, and met lots of lovely people who are good friends of theirs and we shared the meal delightfully under some awnings and by candlelight in their backyard. The weather was perfect! Stupidly I forgot to take pictures of the outdoor setup, but here's one of the flowers, and other supplies all ready to be moved out onto the large dining table under the stars. On Saturday we took in a pub meal and the beautiful quaint town of Niagara on the Lake, and that is ALWAYS a joy.
When I got home today i put the finishing touches on my chair for the Breast Cancer Action Furniture Revival Art Auction. I finished it in the palest blue with orange, yellow and cornflower blue accents. I decided to give it a name, "Cottage Dreams" which I painted on the edge of the seat under the main image. The back features gradated colours of sky and water. I was going to add some fish motif's but thought it would be overkill. The quote 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication' by Leonardo DaVinci always come to my mind when I am unsure about adding embellishments...and usually the simple idea wins.