Thursday, March 21, 2013

happy happy spring!

hi y'all!  remember me?  are you still there?  i am here....
the daffodils and forsythia are blooming here in tennessee....oh, how i love the change in seasons!
....i am posting really quickly, before my computer crashes again..... i am bringing my computer back  for more repair as soon as i finish this
fingers crossed.

i have missed has been a while since my last post and i have had such a fun and busy month....i have traveled to chicago to see one of my besties (tell ya about that later) sis-in-law from oregon came to visit tennessee for the first time...i have celebrated yet another birthday.....and played and played outside in the gardens...i have tidied up the garden beds and laid 64 bales of pine straw ...planted sweet and fragrant pansy's...
oh my....i have so many images to share with you...including new art!!  i am super excited about this new medium i have been using...i had been  racking my brain, trying to figure out a way to share my art and photos at an affordable price point.....recently i took an "encaustic" art class and fell in LOVE!  

aren't these daffodils amazing...i wonder how long ago they were planted here...they just keep coming back year after year, like happy little miracles!!

encuastic art involves layering images using hot wax.... it is perfect for collaging snippets of some of my favorite photos with images of my art....
i am so excited about this new process!!  i only wish i wasn't having issues with my computer so i could safely download photos and finally get around to starting up my new etsy shop.
although, rather frustrating, i take this all as a sign... to concentrate on the spring gardens and to play with this new art medium....
and so that is what i will do.
i hope you  are having a wonderful start to your spring.
i have a feeling this is going to be a very good one, indeedy!!


p.s.  if you get a chance, check out this great post, over at "folk" magazine featuring my hometown of franklin and leipers fork....


Donna said...

You have been busy!! Love all the photos. Hope you get your computer repaired soon so you can share more. Exciting news about your Etsy shop!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty photos! You have been busy and having fun at the same time - except for the computer issues. Some things in bloom here, but not as much as this time last year. My azaleas have lots of buds, but have not bloomed yet, which may be a good thing as snow flurries late tonight changing to cold rain by morning. Looking forward to seeing some of your new art creations.
Enjoy your evening.

Deb Hrabik said...

Your photos pulled me in!
So great,

Sea Witch said...

As always, lovely photos. Wishing you a gentle Easter.

Georgianna said...

Happy Spring! Can't wait to see your encaustic pieces. And maybe one day get my hands ON SOME OF YOUR ART!


oldgreymare said...

My heart sings hearing you so happy...and as one who adored your town and came within hours of moving there, you should be proud. <3

Olga said...

Erin, thank you for starting the spring for me with your yellow-flourishing pictures. Here in Ohio we are still deep in a snow :( I'm glad you back, can't wait for your beautiful shots.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Erin - thanks for bringing me some spring - I live in Ohio too and it has snowed off and on for the last two days and cold too. Those daffodils look wonderful. Hope your computer gets fixed - anxious to see your new art.

KarenB said...

Hi there! I haven't been on much either. So glad you're trying new methods and playing in the garden. I've been really busy, but I'm not too sure with what. Just life stuff. I'm looking forward to pictures of your new artwork!

Cindy said...

I can't wait to see your new work! And, isn't spring wonderful! Those daffodils are so sweet coming up year after year like that, like old friends. Good luck with the computer, but you may be right, the universe is probably just telling you to get off the computer and get to creating and gardening!


Cobalt Violet said...

Ciao Bella!
Glad you've been up to some fun and creativity!!
Can't wait to see the new are and what you are doing
with it, so selfishly ... get that computer fixed!

Blessings to you for an Easter and Spring filled with
peace and joy!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Hi, erin,
This post is such a visual treat!
I love the photo of the daffodills, as for one, I once lived in a lovely older home, with a section like that in the back by the shed, where mysterious flowers popped up through brush.
And the second reason, I love it, is for the beauty of the flowers - we here, in Saskatchewan, Canada are still under several feet of snow, however seeing these photos is a good preview for spring.
I really enjoyed scrolling through here, and will be sure to visit again.

Carole said...

Happy Happy Spring to you Erin.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Erin
Well this is a fine how-do-you-do..
I had left a comment when you posted this but do not see it here.. It must be floating around blogland.
I sure hope your computer is repairable.. Mine is so very old, I cross my fingers every day.. It has been in and out for service so many times in the past two years.

Oh the FLOWERS... They are just beautiful Erin.. What a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing this.. I hope you are enjoying your spring.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HI ERIN! I saw you over at my dear friend's blog, PENNY from Angelsdoor and I just had to come by to say "hi!"

I am sorry to see that you have had computer problems. I hope all turns up well for you and that you can get all the necessary arrangements in order for your Etsy shop! Be well, Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Erin,
What a joy it was to see your sweet comment. Thank you, thank you! I am so happy Gus made you smile.

I can't wait to see your Etsy shop, I hope all is going well with you.
Wishing you a beautiful week ahead