The garden has been calling me lately, and each time I answer, I get into trouble. I linger, dally, and spend utterly too much time puttering around pots and clipping faded blossoms. Right now, for example, I’m distracted by some red geraniums peeping in the window, pressing their faces to the glass and making little come hither gestures with their petals.
I should be writing, packing for France, editing filmed lessons, and painting! But outside, a whole ‘nother world is blooming. There’s a queue for the bird bath (no peeping please!), the hydrangeas are opening, and a new baby dove is cooing in the alcove above my porch swing. Instead of feeling guilty, I’ll invite you to join me. What say we dawdle in the garden together?
Here are a few images I discovered yesterday when I stepped out with my cuppa tea. Tell me, do you get a sense something happened overnight, a party to which you nor I were invited, perhaps?
Here’s a spring invitation with your name on it! Email your garden photos – I’ll pick the top 10 images and send you the written color steps for how to paint them in my palette. For the winning image, I’ll paint the scene and send you a fine art print as my thanks. Please, only send images of photos you have personally taken.
Email your large sized garden images to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As a bonus especially for you, spring is the perfect time to give away a new $100 gift certificate for art supplies! Tubes of joy, boxes from Dickblick.com on the doorstep, brushes in pristine clear wrappers, all the things that make an artists’ heart to go pitty pat! To be entered to win, leave a comment on this blog, easy as pie. And please, if you’re already signed up for my upcoming Fredericksburg workshop, don’t bring the artist pie. She has already converted all her jeans to stretchy! I’ll announce the gift certificate winner on July 12, just in time for the Birds and the Bees in the studio!
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