I was looking through my photos for inspiration for new paintings when I stumbled across some photos I took at Lilacia Park last May. Did you know there are hundreds of varieties of lilacs? There is a lilac festival in this park annually where they sell cuttings of different varieties. I have not been to the festival. But I do try to visit the park every spring to see the concentration of lilacs and tulips they have so nicely arranged. Here is another variety, paler in color. I am truly inspired. I will be using these in upcoming paintings.
WIth the daylight savings change and longer days, I've been excited to get ready for spring. Here are some pussy willow branches I got at the grocers that have held up well in my room for a month. The buds have gone from tight and fuzzy to fat with yellow blossoms. Sometimes they are so heavy they fall off. Soon we will have these outside too. I made some homemade graham crackers also. They are delicious plain or with dark chocolate or lemon curd on top. They are not so sweet but have small amounts of sugar and honey and are low fat. They have whole grain flour also. I used a spelt flour. I got the recipe from...
I'm working on some spring paintings including songbirds and pastel spring blossoms. I have a few in my shop now and will soon add a link here in this blog post as soon as I curate and add a few more pieces and create a collection. It will be called "Spring Has Sprung". Hello Spring!
I really fell in love with these lilies at first sight. They were not even open yet. But I saw a hint of the speckles and was instantly drawn to them. Same with these pussy willow branches I found at the grocers. Just had to have them with there soft pink fuzzy bunny-looking tails or buds :D