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Monday, February 6, 2017

The Ginkgo leaf


What does a Ginkgo Tree, A May Bug and a Sago Palm have in common? 

They all appear in today's post written by my charming friend  Rosemary
from England,  



I don't have a Ginkgo tree (anymore).





But that doesn't stop me from painting them onto dinner plates. 





And my bugs are happily ensconced on top of painted leaves.  


Have a great week dear friends, 

Gina 


26 comments:

  1. So pretty and the little bug made me smile! Happy Monday!

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    1. Hello Snap. Little Ladybugs are always a favorite. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Happy Monday, the ginko leaf features is lovely

    much love...

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    1. Hello Gillena, Ginkgo leaves have a shape that is easily recognized and therefore so easy to paint. Thank you for your visit.

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  3. Dear Gina,
    as the proud owner of these Ginkgo leaf plates may I say here how marvelous they looked on my festive table during the holidays.I am happy to have found you and your artistry and I am looking forward to many more plates coming my way.
    Warmest greetings, Sieglinde

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    1. Dear Sieglinde,

      Painting for you is always such a rewarding experience. You have so many great ideas and collaborating on different projects has been a pleasure.

      Thank you so much for your friendship.

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    1. Hello Janet,
      Thank you for your visit and thank you also for your very nice compliment.

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  5. They are so unique and detailed! Lovely!

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    1. Hello Lavender Dreamer, Ginkgo leaves have such pleasing shapes...you can't go wrong by including them into any design scheme.

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  6. Dear Gina - I am so delighted to see your gorgeous Ginkgo plates, and lucky 'Dahling1' for being the proud owner of them - what a talent you are. I appreciate your kind and generous link - thank you♡

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    1. Dear Rosemary, You wrote another beautiful blog post. Your photography is outstanding. Each time you introduce us to new ideas. Always being careful to give us the correct information. Not with lengthy sentences but a few and succinct words.
      By the way, your mushroom recipe has become a hit around here. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  7. Gina, your gingko plates are completely charming! The gingko tree just outside my front window is now in its full winter spiky look. It will be a while before I'll spy the first glimmer of the 2017 green leaves.

    Rosemary's post was fascinating!

    xo

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    1. Dear Frances, Have you painted the Ginkgo leaf on some of your cards? Since you have a good example (come Spring) growing right out of your window it would be so easy to paint them.

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    2. Gina, I've never used a gingko motif on a card, but have filled many sketchbook pages with...sketches. xo

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    3. Dear Frances, Now is the time to get out those sketches and translate them into cards, gift tags, etc. Maybe even gold leaf a leaf and send it along with a message.

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  8. Your hand painted ginko plates are beautiful I shall have to go and visit Rosemary's blog to see the inspiration behind your design for myself. Good to have your company once again for Mosaic Monday this week.

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    1. Hello Maggie, Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday. We realize that it makes extra work for you and we thank you.

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  9. The plates are really beautiful Gina - I can imagine them glowing in candlelight, or under the crystals of a chandelier, on a beautiful dining table. Lucky the lady who has the ginkgo leaves - and I'm certain the leaves with tiny bugs will make a beautiful setting too.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary, I am so pleased that you like my Ginkgo plates. They are so different from the usual and very colorful ceramics I paint.
      Your bird photographs from yesterday's post are sensational.

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  10. Two of my favorite things. Ginkgos and dishes. What a wonderful combinations.

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    1. Hello Patsy and welcome. So nice to see you here. Thank you for commenting.

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  11. I admired Rosemary's post with her photos of gingko leaves, and now admire your talent with the paintbrush. Lovely plates!

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    1. Hello Lorrie, Rosemary is a fine photographer. Her posts are always beautiful and very informative. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  12. So elegant and pretty even with bugs on! 😊

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    1. Hello Crimson Kettle, So glad you stopped by. I am so pleased that you like my post.

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