I’m finally thinkin’ spring

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We’ve had rain, cold, a sunny cold day, then rain, rain and cold, a spot of sunshine here and there.. You’re probably catching my drift, not much of a spring yet. Personally,

It’s always iffy to plan spring events here. You just can’t predict weather. It will warm up, but showers will come and go. Any planned outdoor event must include a contingency plan. Weather men, stations and reports are unreliable further out than a few days.

My point in my ramblings is to demonstrate how truly dedicated a devotee I am to the enjoyment of spring. When it is slow in coming, it generally means the jump from the cold wet end of winter to summer is a direct one skipping the season I love the most.

Here are a few photos of the flowers and colors of spring, past and a few present and a few from the past. Hope you enjoy this glorious season.

Spring quinc

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Barbara Harms Fiber Art wild flowers

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Past Garden Tea Party

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About Myself & My Approach To My Art About Myself & My Approach To My Art I can't remember a time in life, that art didn't play a role, in one form or another. But my primary focus as an artist, has been painting. Close to 20 years ago, I was introduced to quilting & quickly became passionate about it. However to create a quilt there are some necessary steps that have to be followed, this obviously restricts some of the creative choices. I began to miss the creative freedom possible with painting. Since there are only so many hours in a day and I had other important things going on in my life, I had to focus my interests. When I discovered mixed media art quilting, it was a great fit. The combination of quilting techniques with painting and other art skills opened new creative directions to explore. I was home! It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. I love starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges. Then I follow where it leads. My approach is more of an instinctual one. I usually don't do much pre-planning. My creative choices are made as they present themselves, based on my gut feeling. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think that this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. Personal Links

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