Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nature, the source of my inspiration

Nature... the source of my inspiration.
Claude Monet


Living in this beautiful place sandwiched between the blue Pacific and the majestic Cascade Mountain range, inspiration is everywhere.


And it's never more true than in spring, 
when the valley explodes with color and scent.



Now, as the tulips fade and the flowering trees are swarming with bees, there is something new every morning, every moment, every place we look.


Even the mown fields are beautiful.




There isn't time or energy to paint or snip or sketch the explosion of life right in our own back yard.



But it's so much fun to try.


7 comments:

sandmason said...

Lovely! Thank you Sharon. I used to live there, compared to our droughty desert it looks very enticing through your eyes.
Sandi

Xandra Y Zamora : Calligraphy + Design said...

The message you share with the world, here on your blog, through your beautiful words, art and photography, about counting your blessings and making a life of which you dream, has come across loud and clear Sharyn! It was with a squeal of delight that I found you (through the exhibitors list for Surtex this year, which I will attend but not participate). Fifteen years ago, circumstances found me putting aside all of my art loves and working to support my family with calligraphy, nose to the grindstone. Lately I've been thinking of how I might get back to the life I expected, and you have deeply inspired me to pursue my dreams. Perhaps I will have a chance to meet you at Surtex and thank you in person? Warmest wishes! xoxo

Xandra Y Zamora : Calligraphy + Design said...

The message you share with the world, here on your blog, through your beautiful words, art and photography, about counting your blessings and making a life of which you dream, has come across loud and clear Sharyn! It was with a squeal of delight that I found you (through the exhibitors list for Surtex this year, which I will attend but not participate). Fifteen years ago, circumstances found me putting aside all of my art loves and working to support my family with calligraphy, nose to the grindstone. Lately I've been thinking of how I might get back to the life I expected, and you have deeply inspired me to pursue my dreams. Perhaps I will have a chance to meet you NYC this May, and thank you in person? Warmest wishes! xoxo

Xandra Y Zamora : Calligraphy + Design said...

The message you share with the world, here on your blog, through your beautiful words, art and photography, about counting your blessings and making a life of which you dream, has come across loud and clear Sharyn! It was with a squeal of delight that I found you (through the exhibitors list for Surtex this year, which I will attend but not participate). Fifteen years ago, circumstances found me putting aside all of my art loves and working to support my family with calligraphy, nose to the grindstone. Lately I've been thinking of how I might get back to the life I expected, and you have deeply inspired me to pursue my dreams. Perhaps I will have a chance to meet you NYC this May, and thank you in person? Warmest wishes! xoxo

jone hallmark said...

now THAT is an inspiring post, my dear Sharyn!
Wish I could've been with you to paint some of those beauties....wow!
hmmmmm, I like your palette - good colors!

getting ready for Surtex? Hope it is a good one for you this year. I think about it, often, and then something comes up and it is gone. Would really enjoy seeing YOU again, though.

best to you always.... xo

Kay G. said...

I could not live there. It is so beautiful, I would ache with wanting to paint it all, and I don't have the ability.
I am happy that you are able to do so!
I LOVE the Monet quote by the way, I LOVE Monet, I TOTALLY understand him.

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