Monday, May 12, 2014

The flowers of spring: strawberry blossoms

Spring in the valley means it's time for the berries to bloom.

Strawberries call out the bees to dance in the fields and I love to carry my stash of sketching materials to the edge of the field by my house and give myself a stolen half hour to draw.

Even half an hour gives you time to pencil in the juiciest parts of the leaves and flowers
and dream of strawberry shortcake in the warm summer sun.


Next week I'll be in New York, showing my work at Surtex, the big art show where manufacturers select art for their product.

I'll be in booth #733 and can hardly wait.
If you're going, come by and see the new work up on my walls and stuffed into the portfolio.

But for today- a half hour among the berries is a sweet time out from the trade show preparations.


Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sharyn - very beautiful pictures...we are several weeks away from our berries being ready here - but can't wait. Have a wonderful trade show and so glad you are taking time to draw and just have fun. God Bless.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It was wonderful to hear form you, Sharon! Best wishes for a successful trade show in NYC.

This strawberry patch was fun to see and I'm happy to see that bees were busy visiting it

Marqueta G. said...

Dear Sharyn,

Beautiful strawberries! We've got a few growing in pots this year, but I wish we had a farm full. :) Good luck and be safe at your show.



Michelle Palmer said...

Beautiful! Wishing you MUCH SUCCESS and wonderful memories at Surtex :)

Jone Hallmark said...

Your photography astounds me! The images are breathtaking ........ You are so gifted, Sahryn.

Just saw that you commented on my little art pieces (!)
Thanks! I do not have your email on this device...and I am in Colorado right now. My email is

Did you go to SURTEX? If so, how was it?
I do think abut you so often.....would really be wonderful to spend some time together. Oh, BTW, I am going to facilitate an Open Studio in France this summer (July 21 - 27) and there are a couple of places still available. Check under workshops.....
Now, THAT would be something else.....woooooo!