today Mary Ellen and i headed off to the flea market. we got there around 9:00am and it was already cooking (as in hot!) the sun was beating down on our necks. the flea market was okay today. no major scores. picked up a few odds and ends, nothing picture worthy though! i did pick up this painting that jeff and i had seen a few weeks ago,but when we asked about it the lady said, she decided not to sell it since her sister painted it. so then i saw it again today and said, "hey what's the deal, you selling this painting or what?" the lady just kind of looked at me so i continued and said, " well, the last time i was here i wanted to buy this painting and you said no". so she said, she had decided to go ahead and sell it. so i bought it. Her sister, Linda, now deceased, painted it in the 70's some time. i just think it is really sweet and love the colors. it is hard to tell from the picture, but it has some nice crackle/aging to it. it's a good size painting too, measuring 3 feet by 2 feet.
Creating is my key to another time. It unlocks the gate to my secret garden; my refuge. It takes me to another era where things were simpler and I find the process soothing to my soul. Lemoncholy’s Studio began with my fondness for vintage items. Searching flea markets, I find items long forgotten, sometimes damaged, but still purposeful. They just need some love and attention. I want these found objects to tell a new story, have meaning and to be inspiring. I have a vision for them to begin again. Intuitively I combine elements in an enchanting way to provoke a narrative response that alludes to something we seek without knowing it. Often, it is a reminder of our childhood. My jewelry is about craftsmanship and virtue but not perfection. By removing perfectionism, I free my imagination to play and ultimately, this freedom results in whimsical pieces of grace and beauty. I am a grown up Navy brat and moved every 2 years of life. This education in life has well prepared for the journey i have chosen for myself. I am the mother of 2 boys, Tucker and Dillon. We live here at the jersey shore in our own little bohemian corner of the world.