Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Out with the stale, in with the fresh on a Friday

Every Friday is a day of freshness and I have only three important goals for this day.

The beds get a fresh set of sheets. I love linen, white linen. The fresh bedroom is finished off with a pillow spray of rosewater or a sprig of herbs, tucked in between the pillows, for a fresh smell, something like mint or lemon verbena. What can I say, I'm a romantic.

Fresh flowers is a must on a Friday. A vase with a bouquet, old bottles with blooms, a bowl with petals, an old teapot with a bunch...an empty container and a fresh flower.

Last on a Friday is a fresh salad for dinner. Only that and maybe a fresh crusty bread. That is to make room for the rest of the weekend. A huge, scrumptious salad with all the fresh goodness found at the market, good for the body and good for the guilty conscience. Then I may have my chocolate on Saturday and my cake on Sunday.






29 comments:

Lin said...

OH MY GOSH!!! FROM FRESH SHEETS TO FRESH FLOWERS -- THESE ARE INCREDIBLE!! WHAT A TREATMENT -- LOOSE AND YET DETAILED PERFECTLY!!! GOREMENTOUS!!!!! THOSE FLOWERS HAVE KNOCKED OFF MY SOCKS!!!

Teri C said...

Add your wonderfully fresh ideas of fresh. I love them all and they are all beautiful!!!!!!

shirley said...

I LOVE your "fresh" paintings - and want to come to your house on Fridays! These are 3 gorgeous paintings - delicate and romantic for sure!

Sandy said...

I don't know whether I enjoy your prose or your paint more? Most enjoyable on this dreary, rainy NE afternoon.

Claudia said...

I browsed through your paintings and I liked them very much! It's so inspiring to see what everyone does!

Emma Pod said...

I also love fresh sheets. All are pretty drawings, nice colors, great weekend!

Africantapestry said...

Thanks, everybody.
You are most welcome here, just hop on the plane, Shirley, the guestroom is full of flowers, waiting...
Ah, Sandy, the rainy weather, sorry for that...we had sunshine today, but cold, very, very cold wind!
Thanks again
Ronell

platitudinal said...

Fresh linens, fresh flowers, fresh salads ... you certainly know how to be "fresh." (wink & grin).

Ronell, I love to glimpse your every day living ... you are superb!

Deborah said...

I feel fresh and relaxed just looking at these. Can I come for the weekend? They are all wonderful.

bec said...

That salad looks especially appetizing!

"Maggie" said...

Lovely watercolors...the perfect lunch!

Karen said...

that's a lot of freshness, Ronell. Well done.

caseytoussaint said...

Wow, another great set of watercolors! These are all wonderful Ronell. You manage to get all this art work done and at the same time maintain so much freshness in your home. And having been there, I know It's all true.

MrsSnowy said...

Gorgeous watercolours, Ronell. I love the picture you paint of nurturing your home with the scent of fresh herbs, crisp sheets and sublime food. Gives me something to aspire to ;)

Irene said...

Great watercolors. Everything looks.....well, fresh. ;>)

Carole said...

More gorgeous illustrations. And with you, we get three for the price of one! These, and your description of your Friday fresh rituals, are charming - thank you!

Jana Bouc said...

These are just stunning. My favorites on your blog so far! They just glow with light and are so fresh. I'm in awe of your work! It's beautifully drawn and painted and not at all overworked. What a gorgeous salad!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

There's nothing better than clean sheets is there? Again, wonderful paintings.

E-J said...

Sprigs of mint between the pillows! What a lovely idea. Your sketch of the bed is especially evocative. Everything about this entry conjures up freshness!

Africantapestry said...

Thank you for the lovely comments -there is just nothing like receiving encouragement...it urges you to be a better person as well as give your best in what you do.
I appreciate it.
Ronell

Kay Cox said...

Your latest works are just awesome. I love your loose, fresh style. Something I aspire to. Thanks for sharing.

Alison said...

Just beautiful and they really look as if you enjoyed doing them.

Renate said...

Your paintings are sensual and passionate. I love that. It's something very rare.

Brenda Y said...

I think "fresh" describes your style, not just the subject here!! These are absolutely fabulous -- the composition, the palettes and the wonderfully fresh and loose lines. Love them all!!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh I'm in love w/ the second one. I LOVE tulips. :)

Anita said...

Oh I love this collection of sketches, the bed is adorable and the old books have so much character.
Beautiful work!

Africantapestry said...

Thank you everybody!
Ronell

why said...

these sketches are beautiful!!

ellen2art said...

Your sketches and paintings are great! Also enjoy your commentary. I have put you in my favorites, so I'll be able to see your stuff. Love it. ellen