I am so happy that it is finally April. This gives me hope that spring will be here soon. We broke the record for snow fall here and it is truly getting old. Believe it or not we still have snow on the ground. My tulips are popping up and the neighborhood ducks are nesting!! This photo, taken in Sun Valley last June, is beautiful of this field full of wild poppies. I’ll begin posting my art again soon. It’s been like a whirlwind this last month as I am preparing for an art reception the end of April.
Preserving the Joy of Life
This little sketch is from my art journal. When I travel I take my art journal and a few sets of colored pencils…minimizing packing art supplies is not easy! The words on this piece “preserve what you love in life” does have a special meaning. I’m presently visiting my younger daughter (my hubby is home supervising a bathroom remodel while I have fun…he is a great guy!) and taking care of her little doggie while she travels for a few days. My older daughter is further away. We visit and text a lot but we only see one another a few times a year. The last couple times we’ve visited she has canned pears, apples, you name it, she loves all that domestic “stuff”. So, today my thoughts were with her and I pictured the mason jars she is filling with the future bounty they will enjoy!
Keep all those special memories preserved close to your heart!
Buttons and Tweed
This painting I just finished last week and gifted it to my wonderfully talented daughter. She launched her handmade specialty bag business in 2013 called Buttons and Tweed. The bag business along with everything else happening in her life; moving closer to us (which we love!), she started a new position in her career and just purchased a new condo! The painting is for her home studio. We are so very proud of all she has accomplished in the last nine months. Please visit her Buttons and Tweed blog and her facebook as well. Her bags are presently represented in a local gallery as well as her nearly ready to go Etsy Shop. Can you tell I’m pleased with it all…love her!
This beauty just had to have it’s photo taken! Loving this time of the year when nature gives so much to us.
From the garden
This little sketch done with watercolour pencils, pen, acrylics is a special piece representing my childhood home. The border and words are from a magazine that was in my parents vintage collection. I use these magazines sparingly as they date back to the early 1900’s. Both my parents are gone so this piece will stay in my private collection.
How does your art reflect your childhood?
A new piece for my Collection of Girls. Hot outside so I’ve retreated to my art studio the last couple days. Love being outdoors but finishing this piece really felt good! This piece is for sale. The words are “Before the rising sun, we fly; so many roads to choose”. Starting two smaller pieces as well and will post when completed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog…enjoy!
A new piece inspired by my recent effort to begin walking weekly with a friend. It’s been an amazing experience to share our walks, our conversations and the beauty that surrounds us. Last week we spied several different species of birds…so wonderful! I’ve titled this piece: Walking Path. Thank you for stopping by!
I’ve been away for so long! This piece is a 16 X 20″ gallery wrapped canvas. A mixed-media piece using zippers for the flower stems. Approximately 10 layers of recycled papers and acrylics, oil pastels, watercolour pencils, pen…so fun to complete!
Have a great day and thanks for visiting my neglected blog!!
Garden Club Workshop