Friday, June 04, 2010

Life is Good

Life is definitely good here, and I hope it is for you as well.  I have nothing fiber-related to show you........not that I've been doing top secret stuff, but simply that when I've accomplished any pieces, they've gone directly to the shop for sale, and I haven't had time to photograph them.  I've had a few really nice sales there, which pleases me immensely, and I love both my co-workers and our clients so much.  If you're ever in the very fun and 'in' Inman Park area of Atlanta, I hope that you will stop by At the will be amazed at what we have to offer!

So, what have I been doing?????  Well, I've been gardening a little bit.  My Ecchinacea are beginning to bloom, and I am pleased to see so many whites this year!  I worked hard at letting my solitary white blooms go to seed last year, and I think it paid off!  

I'm also pleased to find a number of Cleome plants coming back from several years ago.  I wonder why that has happened?  Could it be the wet summer we enjoyed in '09, the fish emulsion that I religiously doused everywhere last year (thanks Michael!), or just happenstance?  I love Cleome, so they are most welcome here!

I'm doing a lot of reading these days.....and painting!  My Mom gave me this marvelous book for my birthday, and I am reading and studying it....and doing the exercises!

Most of you don't need this sort of 'work' but I definitely do!  So, as I paint my color wheels, I occasionally glance out the window at the lake and the bird feeders.  Our hummers are back, a little late this year and nobody seems to know why, and our family of catbirds has also returned.  I love to hear them sing...and I love to watch them eat the Mahonia berries and the suet that C makes weekly.  Here's my view from my perch where I paint

So, you see: it is indeed a good life!

Thanks for bearing with me during my fallow blogging time....and know that your comments are always appreciated.  I miss reading your blogs and hope to be back up and 'running' amongst you very soon!



Beverly said...

Glad your time off has been productive and fun- but I have missed reading about your adventures!

Your garden looks gorgeous. That is one gift I do not possess, with the possible exception of vegetables. I'm grateful for all the green thumbs around me!

Jeannie said...

Hi! I purchased some white coneflowers this year and I am patiently (ha-ha) waiting for them to bloom. Your view is gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

Gerrie said...

Thanks for letting us know that you are alive and well. LOL!!

Carol said...

Missing you so much but really pleased that you are enjoying life and doing nice things. Your garden looks beautiful and it's good to hear you are having success with your sales. XX00

Eva said...

This book seems very interesting - I read a few sentences, as far as possible - so true, you have to ignore what you know about the things you want to draw. I found out that you have to look at what you draw with an empty mind, almost free from any intellectual activity. If this did not work, I used to draw upside down with the photo upside down, too. Thus having become completely stupid, I was able to draw difficult portraits more easily and resembling.

Diana Parkes said...

Nice to read about your garden Judy. Winter here, and raining, but am looking forward to gardening again in spring.

Teena in Toronto said...

Such pretty flowers :)

Happy blogoversary :)