Autumn Comes

The leaves are falling luxuriously in Litchfield. This season has been full of plant relocation and cutting down trees for health and garden sunlight. It’s been busy but welcome exercise as we continue to quarantine at home.

Lilium “Sita” aka Roselily

Roselilly
This flower caused me to break a cardinal ban I’ve imposed on fragrant hybrid lilies in my garden. They mercilessly court Japanese beetles and demand care. (Even as they degrade themselves from infestation). What a stunner!!! LAYERS of petals like some sort of bridal lily cake.

The hybrid lily’s enchanting scent wreaks havoc on my husband’s allergies. I picked up this plant on a whim, feeling light in the flowering department ahead of my daughter’s shower in July. Sure enough, the bossy new lily’s smashing fragrance permeated the yard and wantonly hosted every eager, ugly beetle passing through. No surprise there. However, her beauty must be documented. Next scarf design?

With COVID continuing, all fairs are off as many artists know. Spring/summer and early fall are prime selling times. Instead, I was utterly focused on a shower for the impending arrival of my very first grandchild. My pressing fulltime obsession this spring blew up into an utterly insane, sacrificial garden/zoom party in July- an experience I hope never to repeat. (The zoom/slash garden party). Happily, I have no control over the grandchild thing and am thrilled to announce that baby two is arriving sometime late in November. Yay!

Florida- Newly Re-imagined

{each Flamingos
See all our scarves in-house. Ready for order.

Meet some new fabric I’ve just started printing. It’s an all cotton lightweight gauze. It is lovely -a little heavier than the chiffon but awfully cool. I’ve run three hot blue designs to show it off. Here’s one called The Blues.

The Blues-100% Organic Cotton

AND, I still have some on hand. See all our in-stock scarves here.

What do you think? Due to my hand surgery I haven’t prepared photos for the scarf pages yet but know, I have three printed and more will be ready to sell in February.

And, never fear! Visions of new designs are dancing in my head as I plot returning to the Computer and of course, a soon- to -emerge, spring growing season. Hope all your good visions come true!

Our scarves and pillows begin in the garden. I capture their growing cycle with a digital Nikon which offers limitless options for their use in my artwork. We currently have a line of gorgeous all cotton sateen pillows in stock. I ship direct anywhere in the United States. Our chiffon made-to-order scarves have enjoyed rapid sales starting Spring 2018. And, this fall, the new infinity scarves. You can order by text or email me direct.

scarves
Spring is here. We’re showing at the Simsbury Fair -which has been postponed to the end of summer. I’ve been sewing diligently and working on new designs too. Check out scarves now in stock here.

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Mary (Maria Paola)

Artist & CEO, Paola Prints

mary@paolaprints.com

 

 

 

 

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