It’s That Time of Year Again

This is the third Spring that we have lived in this house, the third Spring that I have seen the clematis in bloom, and the third Spring that I am getting to watch it engulf more and more of the house.  There is something so spectacular about this expanse of pink spreading out over the porch on the main floor and spreading up to the small deck that is off our second floor bedroom.  It almost takes my breath away.  And each year I eagerly wait for it because for me, it signifies the true beginning of the abundance of green and color that is yet to come.  I means that it’s time to wake up!

As time goes by, I am getting more and more in rhythm with this property that we are renting.  I know what to expect now that the daffodils and tulips are gone.  The lilacs are already in bloom.  The heather kept blooming throughout the winter.  Soon there will be irises, another happy moment.  It is the rhythm of Spring and the awakening of my body and my brain.  I await the lilies and the peonies and the hollyhocks as the prospect of summer entices me on these lovely sunny days.

I create in the early evening while it is still light out, and my back tells me that I’ve done enough gardening for the day.  Then I can be in my studio and allow the experiences of the day to inform what I paint or what I weave or what I draw or what I read.  All one.

Still a bit cool, especially at night.  I move in that rhythm as well.  The cool evenings invite soup or stews or casseroles, and some red wine.  I allow myself to rest and am delighted that I can sleep with a down comforter on these cool nights.

The mornings are for greeting the day and the clematis!!

Mandala Design Works at COTA 2010

Mandala Design Worksartists look forward to being at the Delaware Water Gap Celebration Of The Arts (COTA) again in 2010. Starting on Friday evening, 10th September, this music and arts festival is an area tradition that we really appreciate. It’s awesome to support all of the local and international artists who show up for the weekend.

Anita, Marci, Stan and Susan hope you’ll drop by our booth on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th, admire our art work and say “hello”.

Visit the COTA web site for details on the festival schedule.

Welcome!

We’re glad you’re here in our blogzone and hope you’ll drop by often for a cuppa your favorite drink and some thoughts and sharing about art, life, the universe and everything.

Because we are four artists, you get a “one stop shop” for everything from jewelry to inspirational cards, photo art to music CDs, mandala prints to MP3’s.  We hope you’ll stop by often to see what we’re doing.  You never know when the muse will appear…

Blessings,

Anita, Marci, Susan and Stan