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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring is early

Seems like only yesterday I posted a snow heart. Now, flowers I didn't even know I had are popping up all over my new yard! What a wonderful surprise! But of course, this can only mean one thing ..........COLOR!
It all started with the melting snow and seeing the wonderful earth again, and the most fuzzy, pale caramel, velvet ribbon insisted on my attention.
Then feeling the sun once again reminded me of this huge painting I started and never completed during last year's studio move. So out from storage came the painting and the present. Yes, I kept the present for over a year, just couldn't give up on it.
Green started appearing and so did this bronze mouse from sculptor Steve Worthington. He has been recruiting painters to help him with a book project to raise money for animal shelters.

And the news of an opportunity to have a show with three of my friends - in the gallery district this month (which is the big Art Chicago month) has my heart about to burst from all the excitement! More on this installation piece, the painting projects, and my show soon! In the mean time, Happy Spring! And no, this is not an April Fool's joke :)

7 comments:

Geert-Jan said...

thanks for showing the clever studio-lightning picture.

silvina said...

How exciting to find out that the previous owner of your house planted a lot of bulbs! I know how much you've wanted a garden of your own. I'm so happy for you!

The unfinished painting with the yellow ribbon looks like a sunburst. It says ENERGY!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Oh my goodness and I hope you finish that painting soon. I have been waiting far too long Karen! What a delightful surprise in your yard. I hope it brings you much spring inspiration. All the best.

Tammy Hext said...

It looks like you are bursting with creativity too - the perfect time to take another look at the yellow ribbon painting!

Karen Appleton said...

Glad to Geert-Jan!

I know Silvina! Can you believe I finally have a yard!! :)

Thank you Sande, I hope to finish soon too. It is very difficult for me to be in limbo like this. I believe Spring Fever is doing the trick for me though!

Thank you Tammy! Bursting is right!!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful color and form and what a surprise to see something as common as gift ribbon turned into such an inspiration! Very very fun!

Mikey said...

Thanks! Nice post you

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