We are moving house tomorrow! Still a lot to do, but I am as prepared as I can be at this moment. Most of my atelier is packed up. I am literally working out of a box right now. In midst of packing boxes, I worked on creating a kitchen-themed print. More on that in a bit. Lets just say peaches have opened up a whole new world for me.
I did sneak in a most spectacular camping trip somewhere in there. More on that next week on this month’s Wandering Camera.
As I was packing away, I looked at my doll. Because I was always more interested in books, pens, paint and paper, this is the only doll I ever had. She was really more of a companion of an only child growing up in a house full of grown-ups.
I took some time off from packing yesterday. I gave her bushy hair a good wash and brushed it thoroughly. Then I put her in an old autumn-coloured dress. As I never got into sewing as a child, I was always glad when my grandmother or aunt would make her a new dress out of fabric remnants. Only 3 of those dresses survived. This is one of them.
30+ years later, I still haven’t stitched buttons on this dress. Made me chuckle. Almost everything has been packed away, but I found a package of book-binding needles on my desk, and a ball of yarn. That is the full extent of my sewing this week.
Now she is ready for the move as well.
Purchase Penguins Quilt Pattern
Back to packing again. I dumped out my cabinets on the floor. Some of these are new recruits, some I have had since I was a child, and some from in between those times. Little Penguin Polaris and his other penguin friends are stowed away now too.
Now back to the peaches. For the first time in my life, I tasted peaches that are not from a tin. Due to severe food allergies I can’t eat most fresh fruits or veggies. I still had to bake these, but I was so happy that I had to paint this.
I wanted to share the joy of my being able to eat proper fruit with you. Summer Peaches kitchen themed print is now available in my shop. Won’t it make a wonderful gift for a baker or a gardener, or simply for your kitchen as a reminder of the summery fresh fruit fragrance?
See you next week on Wandering Camera!
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UPDATE Sep 25th – Unfortunately there won’t be a Wandering Camera linky party this month, next one will be again on Oct. 31st. I will see you on Oct. 7th for the Witchy Stitchy blog hop hosted by Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Robin Klein October 9, 2019 at 18:41
Hi, thanks for sharing the story of the witches woods. I’ve been following you for many years along with purchases from your Craftsy store. Enjoy your move, It’s physically hard but it allows you to start over in some ways.
Angie September 25, 2019 at 19:13
Soma – I can’t imagine having such an allergy and being unable to eat fresh peaches, or many other delectable fruits and vegetables. Your painting is the perfect celebration of this event in your life! Hope the move has gone smoothly!
Susan Mann September 25, 2019 at 08:43
Good luck with the move, hope it goes smoothly. The doll looks like it is dressed for the occasion. Your painting is lovely xx
Heidrun September 25, 2019 at 01:50
What a lovely journey into the childhood… beautiful artwork of the Peaches.
I enjoyed your Post for
A corner around the World.
betty - NZ September 24, 2019 at 16:32
Thank you for joining us on ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!
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Kris September 24, 2019 at 13:04
Best wishes for a smooth move :). Your peaches are beautiful. And that doll really made me smile, she is now ready to travel in style!
Lisa | Handmade in Israel September 24, 2019 at 08:45
Your painting is wonderful. You clearly enjoyed those peaches! Enjoy your trip down Memory Lane. Hope the move goes smoothly.
betty - NZ September 24, 2019 at 02:36
It’s always fun to look through treasures you have kept over the years.
I’m moving house this week, too–not my idea of fun, but that’s how it is! Hope yours goes well :)
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Mary Hertel September 23, 2019 at 18:28
Your peaches drawing is stunning!
Jennifer Jilks September 23, 2019 at 05:42
Good luck with your move!
I love the doll, I had barbies, but I’m not proud of it!
tammie September 22, 2019 at 10:10
I hope your move is going well.
Wonderful that you make time for other activities amongst moving chores, might help keep you sane through it all ;-).
Lovely to see what you are creating.
NatureFootstep PhotoArt September 22, 2019 at 00:32
ouch, moving is sooo much hard work, and emotional as you see with your doll. Lots of memories pop up.
I hope everything turns out well for you and gives you more time for your peaches and other art. :)
A ShutterBug Explores September 21, 2019 at 08:03
Amazing that you are packing and moving and still posted ~ lovely works and photos ~ ^_^
Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Sheryl September 21, 2019 at 02:58
Hi Soma good luck with your moving and I love your peaches,you are very clever,well done my friend.xx
Beth September 20, 2019 at 15:10
What a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing your life with us. LOVED the story about your doll. Your artwork is beautiful, too.
Christine September 20, 2019 at 13:57
Beautiful art! Good luck with the move!
maria September 20, 2019 at 08:27
Good luck with moving! The peaches look fantastic! Have a lovely weekend and happy PPF!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare September 20, 2019 at 07:42
Good luck with your move. I’m glad you found you could eat those peaches. Baked peaches sounds delicious :)
Susan N. September 20, 2019 at 07:18
I am allergic to tree pollen and raw tree fruit. My allergist told me the fruit shares the same protein as the tree pollen. He said I can eat the fruit as long as it has been heat processed for a minimum of two minutes to kill the protein. Apples, peaches, walnuts and almonds are the worst for me. Those have to be heat processed longer. Hope your move is going smoothly.
Valerie-Jael September 20, 2019 at 06:35
Love the peaches. Sorry you can’t eat fresh fruit, that’s hard. Good luck with the move! Hugs, Valerie
riitta k September 20, 2019 at 05:36
Moving is a tough job – remember to rest in between. Happy times in your new home – a new start and the garden looked so promising in your earlier posts. Try to survive!
Sue September 20, 2019 at 01:26
Hello Soma, you’ve really captured the depth and lushness of the peaches… they would be so sweet and juicy to eat is the feeling I take from your gorgeous painting.
How lovely to have kept your childhood doll in her pretty dress… you did well.
Good wishes on your move, its always a big thing in one’s life. Happy PPF :D) xx
Toni September 20, 2019 at 00:37
Have a good move and settle in happily….
Kim September 19, 2019 at 22:29
Moving is rarely fun, but often revelatory in terms of what you find again. I love that you still have the companion doll from your childhood, with her hand sewn dress! I think as we get older, and start to lose people in our lives, those special connecting pieces become more and more important. Hope everything goes smoothly!
Sue Palmer September 19, 2019 at 21:42
Good luck with the move, it is always such a huge job moving house. Your doll looks great dressed up. Wonderful you can eat peaches, even if they are cooked! Great painting.
Mary September 19, 2019 at 13:34
I’m sure your days have been busy with sorting and packing. You’ll be glad to be settled again.
Your doll looks already for her big move! It’s sweet that you still have her AND a few garments.
You have, as usual, captured your still life image perfectly. It would make a great kitchen display.
Good luck with your move.
Kathleen Kingsbury September 19, 2019 at 13:31
Now I’m hungry for peaches!! Good luck on your move. I hope it’s not too long of a haul and that you have a beautiful creative space in your new place.
Shasta September 19, 2019 at 10:47
Good luck with the move! I haven’t heard the word atelier , but I really like it. I am cleaning out my atelier. Has a nice ring to it. I am glad you were able to have some fresh baked fruit.
Dixie September 19, 2019 at 06:58
A new home. How exciting, Soma!
Your cute Dollie is all dressed and ready to go. Such a lovely keep sake.
Peaches are so divinely tasty. So glad you got to enjoy baked peaches.
And what a lovely life like peach painting print!
Jayne September 19, 2019 at 06:26
Happy moving! It can be a daunting time, but so worth it in the end! Seeing the peach print makes me crave a fresh peach now!
Kim Sharman September 19, 2019 at 02:31
The skin on your peaches looks so lifelike! How fabulous you were able to enjoy these. Your doll looks very excited to go to her new home. All the best for the move….so excited for you, Soma!
Lady Fi September 18, 2019 at 23:57
Good luck with the move! I like those peaches…
Michelle September 18, 2019 at 23:55
Hoping your move goes smoothly! And glad you got your doll properly dressed for the occasion. Yay for being able to enjoy those peaches. Your painting is lovely.