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“Chef at the Farmer’s Market” Scarf Selling at National Department Stores

                  Fun news – my Chef at the Farmer’s Market scarf is the latest design to be offered by the Christopher & Banks department stores!    Many, many thanks to Christopher & more »

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Lady of the Leaves

Lady of the Leaves Lady of the Leaves, created in 2015, was inspired by my lovely childhood daydreams and imaginings (which I admit I still enjoy when working in my garden).  It was so fun to imagine flower fairies and magical beings more »

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Rainbow Blossoms

Rainbow Blossoms  is a bright, cheery celebration of a gentle rainfall in a spring garden.  The more you look, the more little worlds you will see.  This artwork was inspired by my love of spring bulbs – like tulips and more »

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The Vegetable Garden is PLANTED!

Admittedly, I’m later in getting the veggie boxes done this year than ever before – in large part because my world of art has been unusually demanding – but I’m glad to say the veggie boxes are now fully planted. more »

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What Home Made Compost Looks Like When You’re Finished, and How to Use it!

I was invited to a lovely tea today and saw the sweetest garden, filled with creativity and whimsy. We came to the subject of composting and what finished compost should look like when it’s ready to use. It’s basically black more »

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Butterfly Magic!

We were taken to a magical butterfly adventure at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale – so worth seeing! Kudos to Butterfly Wonderland for making such a great, beautiful and educational butterfly sanctuary. There are many volunteers there that teach you things more »

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On Hounds, Crop Report and More

It’s been too long since my last post – we’ve had harvests of tomatoes, grapes, a few cherries, strawberries, apples, and Asian apple pears. Our doughnut peach tree has hundreds of green peaches, so looking forward to a luscious harvest, more »

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Making Garden Gold: How to Compost

Nicole has happily been composting for her organic garden- which she loves because it eliminates so much waste that otherwise would be lost in a landfill, and turns everything from coffee grinds, eggshells, and unwanted veggie leftovers into precious nourishment more »

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Spring is HERE and the Garden is ALIVE!

It’s absolutely glorious outside!  Spring is here, the fruit trees have more flowers than ever, we have a few twittering bird tenants in the nesting boxes, and the veggie garden is planted!  -And yes, I know, the tomatoes will take more »

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Great New Rain/Gardening Boot Released! NEW “Chef at the Farmer’s Market” Boot!

                      M. Nicole van Dam’s artwork “Chef at the Farmer’s Market” joins Nicole’s other licensed images and has been transformed into a lovely new rain and gardening boot! The colors more »

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Newly Released Limited Edition Artworks on Their First Exhibit

A few weeks ago, M. Nicole van Dam got another call for an exhibit of her artwork – since there are already so many exhibits of her artwork going on concurrently, this meant releasing a Limited Edition series for several more »

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Vegetable Garden Painting “Nature’s Kitchen”

My vegetable garden painting is done – I’ve named it “Nature’s Kitchen” in homage to my husband’s quip that when we harvest veggies for dinner we are going “grocery chopping.” It’s very similar to my garden – except maybe a more »

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Nicole’s Impressionist, Artsy, FUN rain boots and garden boots now for sale on Amazon!

Nicole’s rain boots and garden boots have been selling in shops and websites for a few months now – and Nicole just got word that these lovely boots are now also on Amazon. If you look at the Amazon site, more »

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Chef at the Farmer’s Market

Chef at the Farmer’s Market This lively artwork was inspired by my trips to the many weekly  colorful, bountiful Farmer’s Markets along the California Central Coast region.  Such beautiful produce!  Wonderful flowers!  Arts & crafts!  I enjoyed painting the sunflowers more »

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Vegetable Medley

Inspired by M. Nicole van Dam’s own organic vegetable garden, this crop of veggies is ripe to perfection! To see images of Nicole’s vegetable garden, please visit our1earth.com. To purchase fun items such as serving trays with this lovely artwork, more »

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Nature’s Kitchen

True to Nicole’s own organic vegetable garden, this artwork has a lucky horse shoe on the grape vine laden gate, a blue bird nesting box, and a bunny ‘s-hopping’ for groceries! To purchase fun items with this lovely artwork, please more »

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Fancy Fruits

Fancy Fruits was in part inspired by wishful thinking of harvests to come!  The central coastal areas of California offer bounties of fruit, and I’ve planted many fruit trees and berries and vines in my garden, inspiring this painting. To purchase fun items more »

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Inspiring Santa Barbara “Ever-Bloom” Nursery Tour

Thanks to my amazing friend Carol, we went with the Ventura County Garden Club on a SPECTACULAR tour of Santa Babara’s Ever-Bloom nursery – and all I can say is… LOOK AT THESE PICTURES! I am so inspired! Imagine acres more »

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The Veggie Garden is Planted!!!

This is such a miraculous time of the year. The garden boxes transform from barren to full of hope; the yard is all a-twitter with birds – even our blue bird houses have residents (but not blue birds!). As last more »

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On Bluebird Houses, “Grocery Chopping,” and our Black-Headed Grosbeak

My husband has been hard at work – harvesting today’s crop, making me smile, and putting up two blue bird houses, and being all around wonderful! I have seen a few bluebirds – beautiful red-breasted Western Bluebirds – in our more »

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