Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ah, Spring...

Here is my red poppy plant. First up.



Gosh, I have gone and done it again. I've let 2 months go by with out a post. Nothing to say? Hardly...maybe just a change in focus and not sure I wanted to write about it. This has been a very long, dark, dreary winter and I, for one am glad to be done with it. So on to spring and I am grateful. I need light. The woodstove has a new purpose holding the San Marzano seedlings.



I started a drawing class in a private studio in January and the second semester began March 31 and goes through to May12. It has been a great experience, one I look forward to weekly. I have been drawing and sketching all my life and even took a number of classes in college but this class is being taught in the classical way. There is always more to be learned and understood. I have been introduced to some interesting music as well, which has been a bonus and will write about at another time. We are a small group of 5 women being taught by artist, Sally Caswell, in her studio. It has been wonderful experience for me. I feel like a sponge every week, just soaking it all up.



My daughter is planning landscape changes. A need for some privacy is pressing. So we visited a nursery and she was told some of her options. I have been pressed into using my drafting degree from years ago to plot her yard rather than having the nursery staff do it which will save some cash and she took her own photos which helps as well. It will be fun to see what the designer comes up with because it is a challenging yard. She feels like she is in a fish bowl...



Well this was a start. I hope to be more faithful to posting. Have a great day and thanks for reading...

5 comments:

Cheryl said...
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Cheryl said...

glad to see your current posting!

Now and Then said...

Hi, Carol - glad you're back in the blogging arena again. Your drawing looks very proficient - and this is just the beginning of your class! Isn't the world beautiful in the spring - I love the dogwoods and other flowering trees - I hope you're planting some of those in your daughter's lawn.
Sherill

Loretta said...

San Marzano seedlings - sound divine! Perhaps this year, we'll put in tomatoes along the wall of the garage.

Your drawing is quite lovely, too.

cindy said...

I know what you mean about neglecting to blog. I just posted after a month's absence. Bravo on the drawing class!

Hope to see you soon.................maybe RI S& W