Barefootin’ in the garden, so Spring must have arrived. While I sketched my feet resting on a stool, Sally sketched me sketching my feet (below). Late afternoon sun was coming from the right and reflecting softly off a wall on the left. I’m learning to love pencil, helped by a move from smudgy 2B to crisp 2H, and the ability to rub out lines is a strange new experience after 2 years of indelible ink!
Pencil, watercolour, A6
Kuretake ‘Fudegokochi’ pen , A4
Nice Spring sketches!
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Today is an airport day. By 7:00 this evening I will be back at my family’s home in Mississauga. The most difficult part of the journey is behind me – I’ve said goodbye to my manfriend and have successfully entered the busy, anonymous world of flight transit. The Indianapolis airport is not particularly depressing, as far as airports go, and is also the only LEED certified facility in North America (according to a huge banner directly across from my little table). It does seem ironic for an airport to declare itself “committed to sustainability”, but I’m the one grateful for an inexpensive flight north… so there you go. It’s hard not to feel like a hypocrite all the time.
Yesterday was spring in West Lafayette. Sunshine, barefoot adventures were had, documented with much photo evidence that makes me smile.
Great shot, feels like spring!
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This spring it was really cold, but it gets warmer.
To be looked forward to, for sure and great shot!
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We made it through the winter. And what a time it has been. I don’t even realize that so much time has gone by. I’ve been in the US for over 3 months now. It’s past the point where I can say I just got back; past the point where I can say I’m still adjusting. Now that spring is here, I feel a subtle sense of accomplishment. My mind has been going back and forth, sometimes rejoicing in the beauty of life and others struggling for air. Spring has come. And although it doesn’t look like it, I feel a change within myself that could only come from a season of doubt and breath and fear. Nothing has settled in this time and most things are still in flux. But nonetheless, I feel stronger and more open to the serenity of stillness in life.
Yea, Spring is a time for renewal and growth!
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fairy of spring – 03/2013
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The Spring (Leap)
oil on canvas, 40 x 30, 2011-2012
“It was notable because the temperature was near 80 degrees F, about 40 degrees above normal for this time of year. It was amazing to see girls in bikinis and boys on their boogie boards so early in the year.
Bliss. What more can I say? “
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“The World at Your Feet”
Grass looks comfy. Great shot!
urloth writes, “The story behind it is that it was a beautiful day at the end of April (about 27°C) and I was just chilling on our balcony, enjoying the spring sun. I was also enjoying the rare moment when I could just relax and keep my thoughts off my master thesis defence, which was due in 5 weeks. A quiet moment in a really stressful time, just before the big changes are about to come – it all went well, though. “
Very nice to be able to get some down time in, lovely!
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Liza writes, “Last Friday the school organized a trip to the Chen Shan Botanical Garden for all the teachers.
It was a wonderful, sunny day and even though not everything was in bloom yet and the grass was still the typical brown, the garden (which was more like a park than anything else) was beautiful.
It was so quiet there. It had been a long time since all I could hear was my breath, footsteps and the wind rustling through the trees. I kept finding these nice spots to sit for a while and just be quiet; finally outside, silent and alone. No noises of busy streets and talking people. Nothing to give attention to but myself and the wind.”
Looks like a very peaceful and beautiful setting. Great photo!
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Angela writes, “Just an old, with missing parts, tricycle from my yard reminding me that spring is on it’s way for kids and adults, alike!”
I sure hope it is, Angela!
lisarides8 writes, “This was the first really warm spring day in Chicago last year; I think in the mid-60s, which is shocking for March.
I was on the lunch break during a Master Gardener’s training program at the Garfield Park Conservatory. I wanted to soak up the sun as much as possible after a long winter, so the shoes and socks had to come off, (you can see the sock marks on my ankles and feet). Then I spread my toes, which is a yogic exercise.”
And a lot if us are looking forward to doing that again, soon, we hope.
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“I had forgotten all about this pic until I was looking around on your blog this evening. I thought it would only be appropriate to send it.
This photo was taken at the edgar cayce’s a.r.e. center on their reflexology path in Virginia Beach, VA. I used to live in VA beach and this past spring I took my boyfriend, Ryan, to show him the Virginia Beach I remembered. It was a lovely visit.
Hope you are well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I really enjoy you visiting. Keep up all of the wonderful work you are doing on your blog.”
Thanks for sending in your feet photo and also your kind words, Melita! Also glad you mentioned the center as that is also what we are interested in; people and organizations doing good things! Think I will go check out that dream interpretation article right about now. Thanks, again.
Check out Melita’s blog, Gussying Up The Tuttle.
And here is the link again for Edgar Cayce’s Association For Research And Enlightenment.