Sunshine, Warmth and Water = An Ecstasy of Color and Fragrance
Just bought pots of early spring flowers, the first to hit the stores this Oregon spring. Every winter at the exact moment when you know you can’t take one more dark dreary day, then spring arrives at that exact moment we need it. The dark dreary days are immediately forgotten and forgiven because IT IS SPRING IN OREGON!! And Oregon is a mighty great place to be in the spring!!
With the prospect of all the lovely flowers to come, another thing comes to mind. Art quilts with wonderful flowers and the sights of spring, summer and even into fall.
Oregon has new gifts to delight us every season, well winter has it’s own enjoyments, but using the word delight to describe winter might be a little much. Still a crackling fire, cuddly flannel PJs [they really must be flannel PJs to appreciate the whole experience] you in your wing chair reading, while the rain pelts your windows and you feel safe and sheltered from the storm or better yet snow is falling to the ground creating a silent world that initially seems clean and new, giving the world a fresh start.That’s not too bad of an experience either.**
The world is full of life and joy. I’m already planning for flowers and sunlight in the art quilts for this season, my favorite of seasons. Here are a few older seasons.
The colors of spring and summers past.
“Big Sky” a stylized garden fiber art wall hanging.
I could go on and on.If you’d like more, see my Stylized Nature Gallery.
I also have several stylized floral silk paintings, including a few pictured here. which are currently available on my website.
++ I can blithely say that about our winters here in Oregon,because our snow and rain, doesn’t create the kind of disastrous condition’s found in may other parts of the country. You have our sympathy.