Garden In A Frame: Daily Art Practice



Couch Talk




I am still working through the book, The Artist’s Way. This week’s Artist Date took me to Hobby Lobby. I didn’t go with a plan but hoped to find some inspiration. I browsed aisles I don’t usually visit and found some stocking stuffers for my daughter at a great deal. I also looked in the floral section and came away with the inspiration to create a succulent frame or living wall. I love the idea of using real succulents, but I don’t like the idea of having to take down the frame to water them. I have been thinking about how to decorate our newly remodeled entry way and I think a frame like this would be perfect as the focal point. Even though my Artist Date started off as an unexciting outing, I came away with a great idea so I would say it was successful.


Daily Art Practice


My shopfront today is The Reedsville Creamery, a local business that opened within the last few years. They have an adorable little stand and I hear their ice cream is delicious, although I haven’t had the chance to try it.



My reference photo was a combination of two photos I found on Instagram.




Tea Day



I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea Tangerine Orange Zinger. This is a new tea that I have been enjoying in the mornings before I have caffeine.

Happy Tea Day,


9 thoughts on “Garden In A Frame: Daily Art Practice”

  • Oh I thought those succulents were alive. They are really nice , and it looks great Kate.. It’s a fun idea too. I’ve seen living walls but not within a frame.. And that tangerine-orange tea sounds like it would be very tasty. I love a good fruity tea, and in the winter when fruits and veggies are limited, I bet it would be delicious. I hope you have a fabulous T day. hugs-Erika

  • Your living mural looks great. I love the current style of entire walls of living plants, though they usually arrange them so that the watering process can drain into a drain on the floor, or they are outdoors where it can just run off.
    Best, mae at

  • That way of art is really interesting!
    Great artwork, too. I think ice-cream days are over for now here.
    The tea looks delicious! (I cannot have fruit tea, or rather my stomach can´t),

    Happy T-Day!

  • Since I am not on Instagram, I can’t figure out what is in front of the ice cream stand. The photo on their web site doesn’t have that post that looks like it has fish on top.

    I would also like that succulent framed piece, but not sure how you are going to water it, I suspect you will know before you have to hang it, though.

    I also like that tea. I find it refreshing. Thanks for sharing your new succulents in a frame, your watercolor, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, Kate.

  • Love the painting of the Creamery, beautiful! I love succulents, too, and have had great fun with my succulents this summer, they have grown so quickly! Hapy T Da, Kate! Valerie

  • Dear Kate,
    these succulents in the picture frame look extremely inspiring to me: have you managed to make the plants in the frame actually survive? That would be important for me, but I don’t know which technique to use. Maybe you have tips for me?
    Your ice cream storefront is a delightful image combination and again beautifully drawn!
    I think I would like your tea too (I like fruity teas best).
    All the best, Traude

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