Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Garden Clubs~A Southern Lady's Tea Party

The Queen was honored to become a member of the Camellia Garden Club in our small Southern town some 13 years ago.  Now as all Southern women know, gardening is not only a duty, but a privilege in the South.  For some of the privileged, it is having a gardener come weekly...and for the dutiful, it is enjoying digging in the dirt or having your sweet, but "cranky" husband carry out these duties...
Now, I love camellias...and my home town in Louisiana, has some of the most beautiful, heirloom camellias this side of the Mason Dixie line...Alabama, too, has their fair share of beauties.  So my gal pal group got together for a "paint night out" and decided to paint a mint julep cup of camellias.
 Now, of course, I wanted to "royal mine up some" when I got home. Time is limited at these paint classes & often the Queen doesn't have the time to "accessorize" her painting!
Bloom Where You Are Planted...

Camellia...a true flower of the South
So, I tore the word "Bloom" & "Camellia" from an old dictionary & used Modge Podge to adhere to the painting...
 Then I added some dainty little pink flowers...Oh, & my "handy dandy" Cricut (that King Cranky gave me for Christmas) cut out the word BLOOM...and again, I used Modge Podge to glue the letters on...Then after a drying spell, I brushed a high gloss Modge Podge over the entire painting.  Sprayed painted an old frame "blushing pink" and whala...A Masterpiece By the Cranky Queen!

This Friday, the Camellia Garden Club is touring Morgan Creek Vineyards in Harpersville, AL.  Yes, some Southern women like a little wine with our "whine"...and this sweet little spring-time painting will go  home with one lucky garden clubber...I just love door prizes or giveaways...
Compliments of The Graphic Fairy...the Camellia...Stay Calm & Keep Gardening!


  1. Your paint party looks like it was a blast. So cool you have a hole group to get together with and enjoy fun and friends !

    Your Painting is Sweet and love that you added the dictionary page....

    Blessings ..Sara

  2. You prettied it up real good! Mine's still lying on the counter where it landed when I got home that night. Not sure there's any hope for it other than painting over it and letting someone with talent paint a picture.

  3. Hi lovely lady. So nice to come over to your lovely Blog. You do have a lot of Talent keep up the Great Work sweet lady. Im your newest follower on your lovely Blog ~~~ I hope you join my Tablescapes come see. I will put you on my sidebar.
    I hope you have a Great Week.

  4. Love the bling you added to your painting!!!

  5. Love the painting and how wonderful to get together with friends and create. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. How fun to get with friends and have a paint party! Your painting is gorgeous and I love your regal additions.

  7. Hi,
    Thanks for stopping by my Blog! I love your name and had to laugh when I heard it. Here's to a new Friendship. Hubbs calls me Miss Blog. Go figure?????
    xxx Liz

  8. WOW...that looks awesome!! Wish I could come to garden club and win yours. It looks SO much better than mine...which is still sitting in the floor. You are so creative!

  9. How fun! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to The Little Birdie! :)

  10. well done picture, I love how you glamored it up !! love the dictionary cutout, great touch.. new follower, glad you found me at Boogie Board Cottage, fellow Alabamaian..
    Teresa @ Squarenailsdesign

  11. Glad I stopped by, you have a wonderful blog and a dynamite sense of humor! Love your art!