Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Another Post Card for Lili

This post card went away to my grand-daughter Lili today. I have been sending handmade post cards to her since she was an infant, and I needed to find a way to send her my love. She lives four hours away, and the busyness of life for all of us makes it always too long between my visits.

Now she is two, and she knows who the cards are from. She carries them around, and she and Mommy called me last time one arrived, so Lili could tell me, "Gammy, I WIKE it!" What an amazing miracle she is.

We are preparing to sell our home of nearly 14 years, so we can relocate in the mountains where my heart lives (when it is not thinking about Lili). The gardens are glorious and lush. I am drinking all of it in, enjoying my last Spring here. So much work and love and nurturing. So rewarding.
Rhubarb Harvest

Volunteers Growing no-Work Salads
New Iris with Crazy Lavender Beard
  And the rain just began pounding on the roof again. Feeling lucky to live high above the creek.          

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Projects

The Fringe Gallery in Saranac Lake is currently exhibiting its 8" by 10" People's Choice Show. They are celebrating their first anniversary - a welcome addition to the burgeoning gallery scene in the village. This is the little piece I entered - fabric paper with machine stitching over collaged papers and threads and mounted on a painted prepared canvas. Lots of fun small pieces in this show - very affordable.

Now I am watching the birds return and the plants emerge.
   The silvery scales and beautiful spirals of these new ferns fronds are exquisite.