Ok, I've bitten the bullet and decided to start a blog. This will be a new experience for me and hopefully I can use this to share some of my artwork and ideas and links with my friends. The name for the blog came from some of my favorites things in nature. I'm a big fan of Magnolia blossoms and flowing rivers of Ivy. I have decorated my living room with a flower arrangement of Magnolia's. Also I have a picture I painted several years ago with a large Magnolia blossom.