Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Archive for July, 2017

Today is Sunday

Today is Sunday but I thought it was yesterday. When I woke up in the early morning hours yesterday I fully thought it was Sunday and was thinking of a simple,quite day with not much to do. After getting on with the day and getting around to checking email and such I came to realize it wasn’t Sunday at all but Saturday. The PC doesn’t lie about such thing. But I was totally out of the mood to do any thing of value. These things happen to me quite often lately. I know the reason behind this pitiful situation but only know to roll with it and eventually things level out and get back to normal…what ever that is.

Now we….several of us bloggers…are into this World Watercolor  and I have given it a go ,but it is really nerve racking when things don’t go well. Like today. My Crocosmia are in bloom. They are as tall as I am almost which granted isn’t to very tall and I so wanted to do them justice. I have recently been looking into watercolor again after a long  dry spell. What I have learned is how important it is to use good artist quality paints and paper. I don’t really have that so I’m using that as an excuse. Now I know a real artist wouldn’t have any problems but like I said ….it’s been along dry spell. Any way this is a picture in the natural setting of my garden which you will remember my dog has taken apart in places.DSCN1874

Well….there was more but it has disappeared. Sorry.DSCN1876

Back At It

It really is harder than I wanted it to be..getting back into watercolor that isn’t a card or from markers. But here is what is bothering me: Maybe I’ve just forgotten it’s been so long but maybe I need new supplies…sounds like an excuse…so I’ll just keep at it and hope for improvement…..soon. The water pump on the left  is in my back yard. It doesn’t pump water, just for ‘yard’ art and there is a story here. A long time ago when we first started working in farming we toyed with the idea of having a composting toilet in our cabin.  My sister gave the pump to me for Christmas one year and said anyone who didn’t care for indoor plumbing need a water pump. I love the old pump and it goes where we go. There is a picture of the real pump below.  On the right is my rendition of the fabric on my grandmothers old sofa that is now in my house. It must have been pretty wild for the times. There is a picture of the fabric too. Do give this watercolor month ago. You’ll enjoy it even if it doesn’t turn up in the Louvre.



Oh gosh it is Hot

Is it world wide…I think it may be . Just to hot to even think about sitting outside for long. But I can remember not having “canned air”and not having a cool car to ride in. We just didn’t know any different and we lived regardless.

I promised a sneak peek to Cobweb so here it is.




I’ve been playing around and thinking about things to put into my ‘store’ should it ever come into being. I’ll share more later.

Hope everyone had a safe 4th and got their fill of cook- out food and watermelon. Oh goodness we haven’t even had one yet. What are we thinking? Better put that on a list for next shopping trip.

Enjoy the ‘warm ‘evening …fall really is just around the corner and it can’t get here fast enough.  We are ‘die-ing ‘here.

This is the Lords day…Rejoice and be glad….even if you are melting.

ABUNDANT LIFE — Life Changing Truths from Shelton Sanford

Scripture Reading: John 10:7-13 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:10-11) The great enemy of the gospel is religion. It robs us of joy […]

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WWM…World Watercolor Month

Jump to it. Already day 2 of the month long artistic encouragement. . No requirement for doing a serious painting every day just pick up a brush and dip it into color and see what happens. Well that sounds good but for some of us who haven’t done this in a very long while it may take some daring. Any way… here is my first go.


My piddling  was so bad I turned them into book marks. Covers things up a bit. The other….well let’s just leave it at the back door. I did straighten up the bottom of the left one after the photo. You know pictures don’t lie.

Give  it a go.  I aim to with the hope of improvement. Haven’t done this in a long while.