Saturday, August 28, 2010

Inspiration comes at the strangest times...

Yesterday after taking a shower, I noticed that my feet had left a lovely impression on the bath mat. of a little pumpkin head girl in a long dress with curled up feet, sitting in a chair.  Dripping, I ran for paper and pencil to sketch her out.  Oh my... some days are so strange.  Got me going though. Armed with said inspiration, I molded a little pumpkin head for a doll that has been sitting headless, for a number of months now!  AND - got my primitive homemade backgammon board roughed out and a first coat of paint on it.  I feel sooooo much better.  Nothing like a good shower!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Garden Magic

I took a walk in the yard today and once again was amazed at what a little rain and cooler temperatures can do.  Magic.  Wrote this poem a while back for a project I worked on for a charity auction... it fits the day today:

There was magic in my garden this past night, a spell was cast on winter’s gloom.
For how else does a seed, a spore, a root or vine so stealthily creep?  

Flowers unfurl a scent so divine and trees are lush with shielding leaves.
The fruit don coats in brilliant shades and mushrooms ring the dewy grass.

Was it called upon the wind, or was the rain bestowed the honor? 
Was it spun upon the wings of bees or sent as a song among the trees?

I know at last how it was cast.  The Garden King and his dear Queen held court.
And there beneath the moon, my garden did so finely bloom.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Here We Go Again

It's a little cool today... makes me think of the school supply list... pencils, paste, crayons, oil cloth for the desk.. oh my the smells.  Time to head for my "art area" in the  basement.  Maybe I'll make my own supply list today... if you buy it you will build it?  Does that work?