file:///Users/margaretelliott/Downloads/pinterest-13c6f.html M.Elliott: January 2014

31 January 2014

One of my favorite events in NASHVILLE!!
I am so honored to donate again this year to such a
wonderful program.  If you have never been, 
I highly recommend getting tickets this year!

'Birdhouse Thing Event'
5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18
at W.O. Smith Music School
1125 8th Avenue South     

"Birdie" painting by M.ELLIOTT 
***for auction the night of the event ***


 Today is the final opportunity to get discounted
pre-sale tickets!

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres from Nashville's top caterers during the live auction of wooden birdhouses designed and decorated by Nashville celebrities, renowned artists and professionals alongside other unique art works and gift packages to local businesses. Returning again is the silent celebrity online auction through

27 January 2014


did you know, that Georgia O'Keeffe's "cottonwood" paintings 
were inspired by the surrounding landscape of the 
Chama River valley; which just happens to be the view from 
her home and studio at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
it truly is incredibly breathtaking!
i had the privilege of seeing this same view firsthand a little
over a year ago while in SANTA FE for my sister's wedding. 
a tour of O'Keeffe's home, gardens, and studio are worth the visit!

. . . . .
why am i going on about Georgia O'Keeffe? well, 
i have my own special "cottonwood"
more humble than majestic and breathtaking
but never fails to catch my gaze, and so it deserved to be painted!

(painting in progress)

(can you find my "cottonwood" in this view?)


07 January 2014

one of my favorite things about january 
is the clearing and the cleaning that 
takes place both physically and mentally. 
the holiday decor is stored.
the shopping is finished.
and the festivities give way 
to quietness, reflection, and new beginnings.  
in this quietness my thoughts begin 
to shape feelings into words
intentions for the new year are formed

breathing in, serving out

fruitful, bearing fruit
life giving
(*see photos below of my new herb garden)

alternate art forms
art in unexpected places
((*exciting  things in the works, stay tuned!!!))

(thanks Kyle for the best gift!)

(my new herb garden)

(flat leaf parsley, sweet basil, oregano, onion chives, cilantro,
cherry tomatoes, and a poblano pepper)