Garden Design

I don’t know about you, but my flowers have been funky this Spring. They seem to have been arrested by a premature warm spell followed by snow. The azaleas have just started to bloom, but in a manner I’ve never seen. They’re flowering at the ground level. All other buds are still tightly closed. I have three or four azalea bushes in different colors all doing the same thing. Time to start a new garden!
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Guilty as charged

The skunk cabbages have sprung and I’m in love. I spent most of the day outside Saturday, after dutifully planning to stay inside to work on my High Point pillow booth. Instead, I raked the garden, loaded in wood and cleaned the pellet stove.  Oh, the guilt I had to beat back. The sun came out today and melted most of the last  (?) Spring snow.
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Say Goodbye to Summer

I finally got outside to fertilize the azaleas and put my last “discount plant” finds in the ground. Of course, that meant bulbs, watering and chips too. After a couple hours racing around, I realized I’d pretty much failed “being in the moment”. I tried. Got a lot done though.
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The Business of Art

Did you ever hear someone say, “Wow, your art is so great, you should sell it.. people will be crazy about it. Some say, “Be smart and for sure, don’t leave your day job!”
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Morning Glory

Morning is a time of day-even though it’s still pretty dark at midnight. As usual, I got caught up in doing the right things and laboring over the latest quality control efforts. Got a bunch done but didn’t quite make it to creative stuff until waaay too late.
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Fall is coming in and out I go.

It’s after midnight and I’m not quite sure what to share … another late night. Today has been a bit of a roller coaster but what else is new? It’s my life now, and per usual, lots of math factors in. Ugh. In spite of it all, today was another very beautiful early fall day in Litchfield and I had the pleasure of getting outside a couple times.
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Calma

It’s come to my attention that others don’t always share my obsession for intense color. Is this what the Italians always meant when they said “Calma!” to me? Cool your jets. Palma is a newer pillow whose coloration was a nod to this observation.
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