Art of the Farm

Besides being an artist who creates with paint and paper, everything I do I approach as an art form. My calling is to integrate all facets of my life creatively. So I regard Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary as The Art Farm and practice the art of the farm. It is part tending and caring for the earth, the plants and critters who visit and part aesthetic. I should be saying “we”, because my husband does all of the heavy lifting. My joke is “I’ll make the lemonade”. Luckily, some of my ideas are taken into account. The main grounding structure in our thinking is the seasons, responding accordingly to the reality outside our door. This has formed the basis of the structure for my art making and art sharing; the quarterly Open Studios and news updates that I send. Also the 4 seasons cards and prints business.

In this post I’m sharing some beloved plants and a few of the improvements that we have achieved recently. You can come see for yourself at the next Open Studio, August 6.

South hillside at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

South hillside at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Phlox and pretend rooster at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Phlox and pretend rooster at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Terrace rock work at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Terrace rock work at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Birthday Royal Lilies at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Birthday Royal Lilies at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

lavender at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

lavender at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

1 Cantaloupe plant Terrace rock work at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

1 Cantaloupe plant Terrace rock work at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Comfrey and Larkspur at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Comfrey and Larkspur at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Moving the deck at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

BEFORE! Moving the deck at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

North Deck at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

AFTER! North Deck at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Outdoor studio at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

Outdoor studio at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

finished Dry Creek at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

finished Dry Creek at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

sedum around the wet, dry creek at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

sedum around the wet, dry creek at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

North porch at night at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

North porch at night at Sunwise Farm and Sanctuary

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