Thursday, April 29, 2010

Images of Spring

Spring has sprung!

After this long, harsh winter, the first signs of spring have been very welcome. It's finally time to shed the heaviest layers of clothes and seek out the sunshine. I always enjoy springtime's grand arrival, but I am also one of those people who genuinely enjoy all the seasons. I think in order to appreciate the beauty of spring, we have to have seen and felt the signs of winter. I don't think I could ever live in a location that didn't have all 4 seasons.

In another artist's blog that I am reading, she follows the suggestion that artists need to have "artist dates" where they take photographs, make sketches, or paint something around them. So, I thought the changing of the seasons would be the perfect time to follow her advice. So, here you will find a few photos from our yard and a couple of my latest paintings.

I invite you to sit outside in your favorite spot, listen to the songs of the birds, and take in the beauty of the blooming trees and plants around you. (Hopefully the pollen that comes with spring won't bother your allergies while you're enjoying the scenery!)

Happy Spring!