Saturday, February 14, 2009

Woodland Cove Folk Art Painting

"Woodland Cove"

I added this painting to my ebay auctions this week.

On Saturday nights, Bernice and Horace host a little get together with their neighbors. The women get the food prepared while the men get out the dominos for an evening of good food and fun games. Ethel and Walter introduced their new neighbors Flora and John to their hosts at church and they all became quick friends. The close knit community of Woodland Cove nurtures their friendships and is always there to lend a helping hand.

Wouldn't it be great to live on you own little island with you best friends and neighbors just a boat ride away. Take some time this week to invite some friends over for food and games. You'll feel so blessed and wish you had done it sooner. Here is a recipe for the chicken salad sandwiches that the ladies served:

"Chicken Salad"

Boil together in a 6 quart saucepan

4-4 1/2 lb. stewing chicken (I like chicken breasts)

1 Med. onion quartered

1 large carrot sliced

1 bay leaf

Mix :

1 lb. seedless grapes

2/3 cup mayo

1/4 cup milk

2 T. cider vinegar

1/8 tsp. pepper

1 cup diced green pepper

1 1/2 tsp. salt (I use 1 tsp. or less)

1/2 cup California walnuts or Cashews

1 cup sliced celery

Add chicken and mix.


  1. Another wonderful painting Cathie! I love all of the little details you add to your paintings, like the little shade pulls in the windows.

    Happy Valentines Day.

  2. It WOULD be a dream to live on an island with all the people that mattered. I'd love it even more if it was a warm island. :)


  3. Hello Catherine; As always another beautiful painting of yours. I just love it.


  4. Beautiful work as ever,I always love the little background story world behind them.
    Susannah x

  5. I love woodland Cove Catherine...just wonderful!! I love how the tops of the trees are outside the inner surround...just lovely touches.


  6. Wonderful painting with a story AND a recipe! So clever you are...

  7. This recipe sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hello Catherine, I finally found the frames for my prints and they are now sitting on my piano. I posted a photo on my most recent blog. I love them!

  9. Oh,my God!!!Ilove your blog!Is lovely your work!!!You have a new fans!!!!

  10. Oh I would love to live in a place like that. The painting is beautiful, Catherine.

    The chicken salad sounds wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.


  11. So wonderful! We want to live there!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

  12. I've not had much time for catching up recently, so it's good to see what you've been up to - marvelous as always!
    Kim xx

  13. Hi Catherine, thank you for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment! Your cupcake art is dreamy! And your adorable houses are just brimming with charm! You are one talented artist, I can see love in every painting!
    God bless you!


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