Well, I took the day off from painting to go to Winterthur. Oh, who am I kidding, I haven't been painting much. Too nice outside and I love having my teacher/husband home for the summer. So much to do and see! I am working on a medieval unicorn tapestry inspired welcome sign I should have near completion tomorrow.
Okay, back to Winterthur! My Aunt has worked there for 31 years and I have just discovered this year what a great place it is. I would recommend a visit in the spring when the wildflowers or azaleas are blooming. Today was a wonderful day but very humid. My Aunt brought her daughters, my cousins, with her to work today so we had a very nice time.
I love this vista. I've probably posted a picture of this before but I would die to live right here! I want to make a painting of it someday.
Froggy went a-courtin'.
I think I met this guy on my last visit. Doesn't seem to mind a camera shoved in his face.
In the Enchanted Woods, a fairy tree!
Outside the fairy house.
Inside the main fairy house. I wish I could build this in my yard. The details are wonderful. Like the Snow White cottage. Hand carved kid size furniture with woodland creatures.
I have a photo of me on this seahorse as a child. I think he may inspire another painting!
A rock face tucked away in a secret spot in the Enchanted Woods.
A summer blooming azalea? I didn't know they exsisted. It was called a plum leaf azalea.