We had a string of really cold wet days here but last Friday the sun started shining again and we have been enjoying the most glorious weather ever since. Friday was also an exciting day as I was delighted to have been asked to join an amazing group of women for my first ever blogger meet-up! Now this is something I would normally shy away from having some rather hermit-like tendencies, but I could not refuse an invitation by one of my favorite artists/doll makers Mimi Kirchner. Mimi's work is so inspiring, I'm especially fond of her tattooed circus men...someday I must have one! I truly enjoyed talking art, crafts, thrifting and kids with Mimi, Kristin, Susan and Susan's daughter Hannah. Many thanks to Kristin for hosting us all at her lovely home.
Once again plants continue to bloom like crazy in the garden, most notably the tree peonies which are ridiculously huge and beautiful. I brought just one of the flowers inside and it fills the room with the sweetest and also kind of peculiar fragrance. Just look at the size of it!
I also got my hands on a great book Made with Passion. It's filled with images of American Folk Art from an exhibition of the Hemphill collection at the the National Museum of American Art. Fuel for my Art Fire.
And my own work for my upcoming exhibition continues to come along although at a rather painfully slow pace!
(detail of untitled and unfinished work)
Here's to more sun-filled days, stimulating conversation, good reads and hopefully even more productive days!