Monday, April 16, 2007

the birds are singing....finally


thought i'd take a couple of days away from the studio, refresh the mind, see new artists work, and just wander...


i went from the appalachian mountains over to the smoky mountains.....you just won't get me to leave the mountains, i don't see a point to it, i have it all right here. but a mountain is not just a mountain...i was raised around the smoky mountains, so i really appreciate the darker color and the look of smoke weaving in and out in the night and early morning....they are rounder, and seem to hold their own mysteries...and it moves me to think of the cherokees making their home at the base of the rivers...

but then it rained, and then it snowed, and then it rained and snowed even more.....then out came the clearer skies heading towards home....as i was climbing the appalachians, which are much higher than the smokies, i began seeing cars coming down with piles of snow on their hoods.....ah oh.....and yes, arriving home, this is just how the trees looked....it was too beautiful to make you worry about the gardens damage, school out yet another day....digging out to go get some food tomorrow....and all the other perils of a late snow....so for all of you that are experiencing the snow, winds and floods that today brought, i hope you can find a small piece of joy, laugh, or appreciation for this earths many moods....
and as far as art goes....i enjoyed seeing so many mountain artists and of course began collecting even more...and will find the perfect home for them amongst all my other handmade collections...and just to let you know, i am working on new designs in between making pieces for you, so i will be showing a new board to you to pause over titled "ruth" next week...

2 comments:

purple cucumbers folk art said...

MORNING DARLING.

purple cucumbers folk art said...

such bueatful words to describe your home.love it.