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Friday, May 1, 2015

Paint Party Friday

It's May Day!!!!
A traditional day of celebrating the arrival of Spring. A day with  ancient history that has evolved over the years and varies from region to region. 
Dancing around a "MAY POLE" is just one of the many traditions observed on this day. 
Along with crowning "May Queens" and making "May Baskets" of flowers. 
I used to make a May Day wreath to hang on the front door. In this house the front door faces east and we have a glass storm door. So any fresh flower wreath wilts almost instantly in the hot sunlight. Even if it's chilly outside :( 
Perhaps later today I'll make one for the bedroom door :) 
The WIP has finally become a finished project...
... it just needs a name now :-/ 
With all of the Spring activity going on here my art is a little  random and spread out over lots of little bits of stolen moments and bursts of inspiration. 
I have several WIP's going on now. 
This one from last week has had a change of direction...

... and I've started another 5x7 inch note card...
... then there is the art journal spread I'm working on. A page I started while dealing with the loss of a friend. 
Along with May Day celebrations also comes the time to actually start putting all of the started plants into the ground. Another celebration of New Beginnings. 
This is only a sample of what I have started :) 
Then there is the beauty of the Spring perennials! 
 Columbines...
 Iris....
....and Alliums are all waking up this week :) 
Today's Random Thoughts...




11 comments:

  1. Super art work and photos. Happy PPF

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  2. Wonderful post, love your art, as always, and thanks for sharing the photos. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Great photos. Very nice work on the flowers. Thanks.:)

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  4. I love all the WIPs, specially those with a face lol
    Hugs and happy PPF!

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  5. You are very prolific! Lots of great pieces here. So sorry about the loss of your friend...

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  6. you have such great and creative energy Carol! (do you sell any of that potion?")

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  7. Love the face on that wonderful blue page!

    Happy PPF!

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  8. Stunning a painting...love love the flower and background... Wonderful wip and quotes too!! Your Spring garden must be such inspiration...the iris's look beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. wonderful work! love those flowers. :)

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  10. Lovely art this week! I love that colour blue in your artjournal, and the face that is emerging. And the quotes are great, I'm going to save them!

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  11. Lots of art projects to look forward to and yes, the iris are getting ready to burst here too! Good Morning Carol!

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