After weeks of frog song and a dash of summer-like sunshine (bare-toed beach picnics included), I was more than ready to welcome SPRING today! How lucky I am to have a job that includes field work, especially on this first day that needs to be spent outdoors. A beach seine with a dozen students (waders helped with the torrential rain) and a creek walk with fellow colleagues and fellow Streamkeepers volunteers too (mud on my boots, still wet and cold from the morning session but bubbling with excitement of plans to help the creek). Then home, exhausted, a grumpy re-entry…..balance found again with a home cooked meal thanks to my man and an after dinner spring painting session with my girl. I just peeled the paper snowflakes off the windows to make room for the new art, the new energy, the new season. Here’s hoping it will be full of lush new growth for all of us! Hello spring, I am so ready for you!
A little something in progress for a MUSIC themed art show coming up at a local art shop. There are several layers of paint over the vintage sheet music I started with, the flower is inspired by the “I see ‘em bloom” line in “What a Wonderful World” — the classic that I have been singing while I work on the paintings for this show. What do you think so far?