It has put me in the best mood and I have decided to go forward with my plans for my organic garden. It's all very exciting for me even tho it will be a ton of work. I had a landscape contractor meet with me yesterday to give me some pointers and to help me realize this dream. It will be a small garden but for me it is a huge step in furthering my dream.
The biggest excitement of all is the new barn like art studio I am having built next to the garden. I have already been flea market shopping to find fun things for this project that aren't expensive. My budget is pretty tight so I scoop up inexpensive vintage finds when I can. The pickings are pretty slim here but that's o.k. I have a lot of junk already, lol!
As I work on redesigning this blog, I will share progress reports and of course, new art. For my art offering this blog post, here is a photo of my mixed media garden girlie I have framed for my studio wall. She's 11 x 14 inches and I think I used a bit of everything in my studio supplies to create her.
I started with 300 lb. watercolor HP paper and collaged the background with bits of decorative papers, acrylic paint and gesso. I did her face in color pencil and her hair in watercolor pencil. Her dress is scrapbook paper, the collar is a paper lace doily and she has a fabric flower at her throat.
Well I'm off to fill my hanging basket by my front door with red geraniums. I hope they will be hardy enough to last through the next few Spring storms.
Enjoy your Spring arting and maybe add a bit of dirt to the paint under your nails! (We will be twins!)
Forever in art,