February 29, 2016

On a grey day at the slough
when all the reeds were dry and papery,
the trees still bare,
the sky dark with looming clouds,
and a few fitful drops of rain beginning to fall,
we spotted this daphne
blooming outrageously on the hilltop
and fairly bolted toward it.

February 22, 2016

I've added a new print to my shop!
Undergrowth features some of my favorite Pacific Northwest woodland finds:
deep burgundy brambles,
arching ferns,
and the delicate beauty of a lone trillium.

You can find it in my shop here.

February 17, 2016

I am very pleased to say
that my Etsy shop is re-opened
& showcasing archival art prints
of my most recent illustrations!

My New Year's resolution
is to proactively share more of my painting work
and you can see what I have been up to lately
on my re-vamped website.

I've also started an Instagram account for my art--
if you would like to follow along
with what is happening in my studio,
you can find me here.

To celebrate the re-opening of my shop,
please use code SPRINGPROMISE until 2/24
to get 20% off your purchase!

February 15, 2016

Moments in the backyard these days.

I absolutely love this time of year--
the days of sun
are still intermittent,
but the later sunset hour
has become tangible,
and the swelling toward Springtime
of every living thing in the garden
registers as an almost audible hum
of energy and growth and movement.

Please stop by again on Wednesday,
when I'll be sharing some of the new work
that I have been creating lately!

February 12, 2016

Moments of sunshine
after an extremely wet and dark January
are so very welcome!

I have taken to keeping my camera
on the table next to the back door,
so that I may grab it
and dart out
to photograph the light
when I see it shining out there.

At this time of year,
every second of it is precious.

February 10, 2016

Is it really February already??

I have been working on a project
that I am very excited about--
which I will share more about soon!--
and time has run away from me.

These are some of the things
that I have been enjoying lately:

Reading: The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons
Watching: The Great British Baking Show (obsessed!!)
Listening: Heaven's Gate by Dawn Landes & Piers Faccini
Relishing: Pacific Northwest Ballet's Roméo et Juliette (goosebumps)