Sunday, March 22, 2009


Adding to my flower collection to welcome spring, is a painting I painted inspired by style of Annelien Beukenkamp . Her watercolors really have a translucent feel. I especially love her flower paintings and yet I love the style of Jean Uhl Spicer (She doesn't have a website ...I only could find her book "Bright & Beautiful Flowers"). If you like painting flowers, it's a great book. I also saw it on Swaptree. Someday, I have to get back east to take a workshop from either artist.
The little ripples at the bottom are a reflection when I took the picture on the glass patio table. I liked it so I left it in... what the heck.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Touch of Spring

Here in my neighborhood, the soil is rock hard. So basically, if you don't enrich the soil, anything you plant will eventually die. Now that the weather's still cool, we've been using a jack hammer to dig bigger holes for bushes in the yard. My husband jackhammers and I dig. Oh, it's been fun.
It's good exercise but I'm getting too old for this!
I'll never forget when we first moved to California , it was March and everything smelled so wonderful with the orange blossoms and jasmine in bloom. Here's a little bouquet to welcome spring.