Spring in All Its Glory

Hippity-Hoppity Easter's on its Way!

Which in the mountains translates to snow that is predicted this weekend!  Oh, well, the flowers that are blooming will look nice in contrast making for some (hopefully) good photographs from which I can paint.


I haven't been idle during this lapse in blogs.  This is the time of year to dissuade the deer from making regular pathway in the yard, which hopefully has been done along with some of the necessary prepping of garden areas. Seeds have been purchased and will be planted in their starting pots while I look out on the predicted snow, no doubt! Harvey dons his Easter bonnet complete with flowers---yes, they are fake. They do look festive and most important, they made it through our tornado watch the other night--and he is carrying a basket with handmade, painted eggs.  Yup, I'm painting yard decorations!


"Spring Cleaning" has taken up a goodly amount of my time, also.  I no sooner get one room back together than I tear another apart.  Now my studio holds all my art files, bookshelf contents,  counter contents, various paintings that are normally in my "art office"---who knew the business aspect of art made such a mess!  I've a new printer that needs installation---maybe just plugged in. Oh, I wish!---and  I need to move my phone and hard wire even though this new printer is "wireless".  I can''t quite understand the marvels of technology but I sure like their conveniences.


I've managed to finish a few spring paintings but not like I want.  I am going to be taking back to back (for me) workshops and looking forward to both.  One is watercolor portrait and another is abstract design.  In between I'll be demonstrating in watercolor and last but not least comes Easter---really late this year.  All in all I shouldn't be so hard on myself for my lack of production this month.  Life , time management, responsibilities and all that "fun" stuff only round me out, I suppose, making me better appreciate my time at the easel.

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March forth, weather, into spring, is what I'm thinking as I look out at the "rain" which nearly blankets my view with that white stuff. It's not unpretty out there.  It's sticking to the high spots on the trees and pines.  I probably should have started the woodstove but I believed the weatherman when he said, flood advisory until tomorrow night.


Is Nature playing tricks on me now that I've lined up all my spring paintings subjects?  I had a good time going through the photographs and have even painted a couple watercolors of spring colors already.  I have such in inventory of winter subjects and must admit I haven't painted many seaosnal subjects this winter.  One can only have so many paintings of a particular season.


My bulbs are up and crocus are in bloom (not today did they open up and who can blame them!).  I believed the ground hog and I know better.  In the mountains weather is fickle as fickle can be and Spring doesn't officially get here until March 20. Tell me, then, why do we change times this weekend? 


I'm going to push through this mood I'm in (and I had to turn on the lights as I type this), defy the weather and paint bright and springy themes.  The season will eventually catch up with me, won't it?



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