Monday, 13 October 2008

Three Red Things

New boots ...



Autumn berries ...



& A cosy growing home ...




38 comments:

Tess said...

Mmmm, so warm and delicious looking.

Barbara said...

My favorite color is red. Red wool sweaters, the red leaves of fall, red sweet apples....a delicious color...RED.

coinguyslady said...

I love the boots.Tell us more about them.

beadbabe49 said...

ah....the home is looking cosy indeed!

solsticedreamer said...

ohhh gorgeous! i am waiting for my new boots~green! and seeing your growing cosy home makes me want to do more here and in my 'pippin' ready for his trip out for samhain :)

Ellen-Mary said...

Lovely! Your mobile home is coming together so nicely. I'm really enjoying watching the progress. I second the sentiment: tell us more about those boots.

Rima said...

Well... since you are all so intrigued by my new feet, I shall tell you:
They are made by the esteemed Dr Marten and bought for less on ebay. They are half of red leather and half of maroon corduroy with little leather rolled-up dufflecoat buttons along the side.
They are extremely comfortable and are a belated birthday gift from Tui to me :)
Happy week to you all x

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Oh how lovely, thank you for the view through your eyes Rima!

Griffin said...

Rima,

Those boots are gorgeous! How good of the esteemed Doc to make you those boots and then plonk 'em on ebay for the equally esteemed Tui to find.

I love red too, the richer and more intense the better (it's a Scorpio thing) Holly bushes are bringing out their berries near us, the green and red a reminder of faerie colours.

The cosy home looks wonderful too, nothing like red to warm up a place.

Happy week to you both too!

mim said...

I like em all, :D
so nice
inspired and tnx for it! ;)

acornmoon said...

Hi Rima, I love the new boots and your new header. Gouache is a lovely medium but very different from other watercolours.You may like to look at the work of Peter Malone http://www.theartworksinc.com/face/pmface.htm
he gradually builds up layers of paint, firstly painted very flat and then allowed to dry. The next tone is applied by using a dry brush to produce a stiple effect, this gives the tonal shading.You will find your own method, there are no rules!

Enelya said...

Great boots! :D I love boots, I bought a wee pair of uggs the other week for the ever approaching winter weather..

Smiles and waves from Devon :)

Enelya +++

nina said...

hello sweet one - i knew everyone would be asking about the boots, that is what happens when one proudly shows them off! my own new boots FINALLY arrived today, after the first pair were stolen from my porch (black round toed cowboy boots with red flowers)...anxiously watching for the postman here, today was a national holiday, for those red rooftops! xoxoxo

herhimnbryn said...

Lush. Am now sufrering from boot envy.

Erin Gergen Halls said...

love how things are evolving there in your gypsy abode. we gals just know how to make a nest, make a home, dont we? its more than the pillows and blankets and bits of beauty and comfort...its what fills the space when our souls steep for awhile.
and those boots? they were made for walkin', or so goes the song!!

tut-tut said...

beautiful reds. i love those boots.

Allegra Smith said...

Oh so beautiful the whole lot! red warming boots, berries for the birds and a gypsy wagon for the musician and his muse. The book finally arrived and it will be on its way to you this week. The weather is turning here and I heart me some warm boots to walk the dogs by Tryon Creek...

Nao Sims said...

Oh my Goddess, look at those boots! How can you not do anything but love them.

Red is a such a good color indeed. And deserves a post dedicated it's lusciousness.

Your home looks wonderfully cozy.

Jess said...

Of course I love those boots because they're almost the same as mine! My sitting room is several shades of red. It makes me feel cosy surrounded by that colour. x

Mo'a said...

I have been trying to leave a comment here for several posts...seems blogger does not like me...I shall not take it personally, but I shall soldier on.
I love you blogs new hat, and the fact that you use photoshop to enhance :)
Your Doc Marten's are beautiful. My Husband still has his Doc Martens that he bought in the 70's...mine have mysteriously disappeared :(
Your red is so cozy in your travel home.

the hermit said...

Dear Rima,
I found your blog and stopped for awhile. It's such a beautiful place
Thank you
the hermit

Owlfarmer said...

Rima: Thanks for stopping by Owl's Cabinet and leading me back here. Not only is the blog delightful, but fits perfectly into my catalogue of Wunderkammern.

My family were originally from Scotland (Macdonalds of the Isles, I think), through Nova Scotia, ending up in Eastern California. My great grandfather's name (I'm not making this up) was Angus Campbell McDonald. No wonder I'm conciliatory by nature!

At any rate, I look forward to spending time in the Hermitage. Also: the post on red provided a great way to begin a morning on an otherwise gloomy day.

Yoli said...

The boots are gorgeous Rima!! So is your little home. Now please show us where the crib will go?

Ciara said...

I adore your boots!
Ah boots. Yes, we've had a week of new boots here too. (Five pairs exactly). Must be the time of year. Aaand, by coincidence(!) one of those pairs of boots was Finn's first pair of Docs. Feels like a rite of passage to me! She is walking on air...

And I fondly remember my much-loved red oxbloods of yore...

Amy Short said...

Wow your home is really coming along. Love the boots! :o) Amy

BT said...

Red boots, Rima boots, robust boots, rapturous boots!

Red is so delicious. The home is sooo cosy, can I move in??

Morna said...

Nice boots!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Red is always a treat, no matter the form!

Tomás Serrano said...

Simply awesome: I like a lot all of your drawings, photographs, clocks... Your style is impresive!
The look of your blog is fascinating.
What a wonderful blog!

laughingwolf said...

oh! wuffy wike... all of it! ;) lol

paula said...

aww your home looks so cute and cosy and warm. Love that little window too!

fjorlief said...

Love those red boots! One artist that had quite a bit to say about using gouache paint is Marie Angel, Her book "Painting for Calligraphers" is one that I have found very educational. (Not that you need any hints about being an artist from me, your artwork is splendiferous)

From This Moment to That said...

Splendiferous most definitely agree with fjorlief! Red berries and red red boots......
'Red boots on she's got
Red boots on,
Kicking up the winter,
Till the Winter's gone!' from: Kit Wright - 'Red Boots On.'

Vita said...

what a great autumn feeling!
the reds a beautiful, and very painterly, oil paint type of painterly.
Are you going to do a whole color spectrum? That would be lovely!

Sara Morante said...

Anything you touch, gets that warm effect... Home, sweet home. Looks very warm........ I love your blog!

mama p said...

Happy recent birthday, dear Rima! Red is my favorite color of all :) And so lucky are we that it is fall... The images of your home are especially a comfort to me, I so love the coziness.

Ahh guache. In art school in the 80's before the whole computer thing took over, we did lettering with guache. Over and over and over and over and over... sigh! I can't wait to practice with it m'self, for I LOVE your new "hat"!!

Glad to be back online & visiting once again :) Happy day, p

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Red is such a cheerful,happy, warm colour. For beds, boots and berries alike.

valonia said...

There is something magical about red shoes. I love mine and can't bear to be parted from them.

I think I covet your red boots too!

x V.