Sunday, March 14, 2010

Serious Spring Fever

I know, I know....it's only March. And the Farmer's Almanac says we could still see some serious winter weather. So I'm truly trying not to get ahead of myself.

But there are tiny buds on the backyard lilac trees...

And lilies sprouting up along the fence....

And aconite flowering in the herb garden....

Even the koi seem to be waking from their winter stupor...

Now, I'm generally pretty good about living in tune with each season as it comes, appreciating the natural cycle of things and celebrating Mother Nature's magic as it unfolds.

But my goodness, this winter has been one for the record books!

So I find myself especially giddy anticipating the blessings of spring; longer days, warmer temps, flowers in the garden, birds at the feeder, planning and planting the herb garden at the back of the yard...Life, growth, renewal...it's truly a miracle, isn't it?!

Spring has also been making it's way into the work this week (with a little St. Patrick's Day and Halloween thrown in for good measure, hehe)...Here's a sneak peek at four trinket boxes which will be listing on eBay later this evening....

They'll each have a "buy it now" option, so if there's something you can't live without, you can grab it without going through the bidding and waiting process. :)

Oh - and be sure to check back on Tuesday for "Alice in PFATTland", when all the PFATT artists, myself included, will be offering pieces inspired by "Alice in Wonderland". I'm thinking a Cheshire Cat tea chest might be in order for this one, and perhaps a tea tray as well - we'll see what I have time for. I swear, when it comes to time, I'm like a greedy little kid in a candy store, whose eyes are too big for her stomach. I want to do it all, and never fail to underestimate just how LONG some of these projects can take, hehe...Ah well, at least we have an extra hour of daylight now, yes?!

Speaking of which, I need to be off to the studio. There's a commission calling my name, which I'm determined to finish before diving head first down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. :)

Wishing you all the blessings of whatever season you're in the midst of in your part of the world! I'll be back very soon with more goodies....

♥ Carolee

9 comments:

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Looks like Spring to me also! I normally am in tune with the seasons also, but this winter has been a trial. Will head over and look at your auctions :-)

artbyakiko said...

Oh, I love those trinket boxes!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

these are absolutely charming!

Jorge de Rojas said...

Wish I could visit your garden in person it looks like it's going to be abloom-in soon. Those bunny boxes are delightful.

Heather said...

Oh, isnt the newness of spring so lovely? I just love when the bulbs start peeping up....

sUz said...

thanks for the glimpses of spring cAroLee! i needed that :)
and thanks for your kind blog comments - i too can't wait to see how my ehag emporium pieces turns out :):):)
sUz :)

my tiny studio said...

What a beautiful garden you have :)

Rafael

softinthehead said...

I love your garden....can't wait to see it in person. Looks like April 9th 10th and 11th....Keeping my fingers crossed! Pam

cindee said...

I'm sending you a breath of spring with this comment. I cut some branches last week and stuck them in my daughter's planter to keep the dog from sleeping in it. When I checked on her planter yesterday, the bare branches had leafed out! Now I feel guilty for cutting them off before they could show their true potential. Fortunately, there are many more on the lilac bush showing their buds and offering promises of Mother's Day perfume.
Your art, as always, is lovely.
Cindee