Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Whitby Cottage Folk Art Painting

Just a quick post to let you know about this new little 6 " by 6" painting, Whitby Cottage, that I listed on eBay last night.
Mabel is an avid gardener, artist, distance runner, and the head of the local chamber of commerce. Her husband, Ralph, who has always admired his wife's engery, recently convinced his wife to retire her bike when she turned 73. Not wanting to give up her bike completely, she painted it pink and put it in her garden for all to admire. A couple of years ago they purchased Whitby Cottage as their retirement home, but it hasn't slowed them down. They may have downsized their home, but their lives are still overflowing with activity.


  1. I want that bike! What a great painting and story to go with it...

    Love your faux rug and slippers in the previous post. How many times has someone "stepped" over the slippers?

  2. Beautiful painting... beautiful story! :)

    Now I want a pink bike.

  3. Adorable! I'd like to live there! Penny's painting is spectacular! I told her she stole my truck, only she must have painted over my red! Your painted rug and slippers is amazing! I think I'd love to come to your house and marvel at all your handiwork! Have a happy 4th!

  4. Oh what a lovey painting of the cute cottage. I love it. I sure hope I am as active as she is at her age.

    Have a great week.


  5. Adorable! What a wonderful story behind the painting too!!

    kari & kijsa

  6. What a darling little cottage! The vines climbing all over it are just beautiful. I can't even begin to understand how you painted the lace curtains.

    Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

    P.S. I remember seeing a bike just like that in Portland last January. ;)


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