Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy 1st day of Spring! (though here in Florida it's felt like a mix of spring and summer for weeks now)

The the breeze is blowing, the buds are blooming, the bumbles are buzzing, the chimes are chinging, the birds are chirping and busy building nests, and it's gone from rain showers this morning to what looks like it's going to be a clear sunny day. We planted some flowering vines and bushes in the side yard last night just in time to get them a good soaking today ... The kids and I are going to seed-plant some sunflowers and TRY our hand at some zinnias in that plot as well. Will get pics of it and updates along the way ...

The beautiful blossom above is actually a peach colored hibiscus from the front entrance, but the image summed up my feelings for this first day of sweet, sweet springtime ... I actually managed to carve out a scrap of time today to get my art on, which has been slim pickin's for quite some time now. And I intend to basssssk in it! So you enjoy your day too, whatever it brings you!

~ gem ~


Ms Dragonfly said...

hi, I was hoping you could help recommend some books to get me started. I am very interested in the mixed media, folk or primitive art. I would like to do paintings like that but I have a lot to learn. I’ve searched for books on mixed media, it’s hard to find ones that are not just on collage mixed media. I would appreciate it if you would recommend some books to get me on my way.

thank you

gem said...

Hi ms dragonfly! Thanks for reading my blog and posting a comment ... Wish I could help you out with the painting books, but I don't really have any of the top of my head - I do mostly collage-type work myself and just a dab or two of painting, and with that I go by feel really. I'd say just do a search on Amazon and see what cathces your eye! Good luck and happy painting!

~ gem ~