Tuesday, December 22, 2009
can you believe it? it's a feelgood painting from me, and an authentic one to boot. my daughter and i read the secret garden last week and i found myself just as enchanted by it as she was. so while i should have been packing for our trip into the texas sunshine, i jumped into this doodle at the 11th hour, powered by the thought that the yearning for a little secret garden doesn't go away even when childhood ends. for some of us it means getting lost in art, for others it is a retreat into reading, writing, cooking, running, conversation with best friends, tending an actual garden - really anything that takes us into our own happy dream world.
the fabric and little crochet thingies i picked up on a quickie IKEA spree on sunday - and since i don't sew, it's anyone's guess as to what will come of it all. pins, tape, glue, wood - i'm about to find out what i can do with fabric other than putting a needle through it. but first i will unpack and catch up on all of your worlds. thanks for your wonderful and supportive comments in the last post, even those from the spammers which i read with a chuckle and then deleted. wishing you a maximal fun and minimal stress week! if you find yourself stretched to your limit, find your secret garden and hide there for a bit :)