Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pen & paper in the garden

Oh, heavenly day!

If the glories sprouting on my windowsills and in my own homemade little starter pots were not enough...


... if the splendor in my own garden didn't lend me enough eye candy...


I knew a trip to Skagit Valley Gardens would provide an overload of inspiration. I could not leave well enough alone. Of course.



I phoned Anne-Marie and tempted her to hop in the car and zip north for a Grand Shopping Trip.

I bought a giant ostrich fern, unable to resist its dramatic unfurling. (Note to self: when something is labeled giant, I will in future inquire just how "giant" the giant will be.  I returned to the studio only to discover the fern is expected to be taller than yours truly!)


Blooming quinces, viburnum, even a poppy! 

Then the mad dash for children at school and deadlines back in the studio...

I have been snipping away madly and playing in the ink pots again.  


3 comments:

Sharon Hermens said...

Love what you've done Sharyn. Love the ink picture. It looks so spontaneous and happy. Your pictures are beautiful. I wish it would hurry and warm up here. They say the Bluebonnets will be prolific this year because of the cold weather. Looking forward to that.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such lovely flowers Sharyn! I like the ferns as they are so unsual.

Still cool here but crocuses and daffodils are beginning to bloom --Spring has finally arrived :-)

Sharyn Sowell said...

Oh how wonderful! Daffodils here, too. We even have tulips just beginning. I love spring the best until summer comes and then I think that's even better! Pat, I will be in your neck of the woods in May to do a show at the Javits and am staying near Central Park so I can take brisk walks before going in to work at the show. Nature abounds in the City, too.