Friday, April 11, 2014

evidence of spring





these days...
there is a fight between my muse
who wants to create...
and me who wants to luxuriate in sunshine...
so we settled the matter
by dividing up our time...






I love to 
 snap pics of the
evidence...
for the life of me, I think 
the flowering trees against a blue sky 
are one of the most beautiful things
to see...




gigli for Giglio's, above, colored pencil and nupastel in progress



 so I have been 
dividing my time
and taking short walks to the little park near my house
to sit for a tiny minute in the white gazebo
and enjoy the sunshine...
and listen to the mourning doves...







and dear reader, 
I have found some time to work on those giglios or gigli for Giglios
lilies for Giglios
for those of you who are new to the sweet life...
giglio is lily in Italian
gigli is plural 
someone recently made it clear that my family have never received a 
piece of art from me...
hence, my new project...






It is a fun project, and you will see them when they
are all finished..







I have also been working on some collages
for my French paper series, to put into the shop..
work in progress below...
these will feature hand painted stars and moons...







and just starting april pages..
plus lots of projects in the works behind the scenes as always...

and
 I cleaned up my side bar
and my blog links, 
I am keeping current blogs
and please note, if you refer my blog and I do not have your blog listed 
on my side bar, 
please let me know and I will be most happy to post your link..









I am off to see more
flowering trees, and hope
that you are in the mood to see more
pics...
so do stop by next week if you get the chance..

as always, I am grateful for you all..
dear readers and lurkers, friends and family..
for your kind comments, thoughtful remarks and positive
energy...

 xo


9 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely lilies and collage work and I always enjoy your nature photos Cat...
your Redbud's are far ahead of ours...
here they barely have any color showing...
Spring is so magical and beautiful in so many ways...
waking up each morning to the birds twittering is a real delight...
Enjoy ♥ Enjoy
oxo

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Your photos and projects are wonderful to see ... inspiration for us all to stop and step outside for a moment and breathe in! Have a great week!

lynne h said...

everything - so beautiful, cat!

xoxo

Margie said...

Spring is my favorite season.
Those cherry blossoms are gorgeous.

Always lovely to see your projects.

Enjoy your outings.

Have a wonderful weekend.
xo

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fabulous new collage Cat...I know what you mean, I want to paint and play and stitch, but the sun is calling and I head out to the garden and just bask for a bit. A true tug or war. xox

Sharmon Davidson said...

I can just see you sitting in the part, looking at the blossoms on the trees... I can't wait to see the giglis you make for your family; I know they will be heartfelt and spectacular!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

A lovely way to divide up your time. Good weather and time spent outdoors is good for the soul and for your muse. :) Best wishes for a wonderful week, Tammy

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi All... thanks for your kind remarks, so happy you liked the evidence post, and thanks for stopping by! You will forgive me for not taking the time to address you individually this time, but I was busy soaking up the sun!! xo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe it's been nearly a week since I visited. I was struck by the beauty of your nature photos, but also the photo of the pencils and such on your desk. Seems you are seeking a bit of color. Can't wait to see the finished pieces you are making for your family.

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