Snow has fallen and creates a blanket over the land. It really looks and feels like deep rest is happening. In a way I feel this for myself too. Now is the time for quiet introspection, cold days and long candle lit evenings. Winter has a very special place in my heart, after long days on the move, spent outside, caring for my gardens and my clients gardens. Did I tell you that my design business, Where Earth Meets Sky, now includes my garden work and business? I've been designing and working in other people's gardens all last spring, summer and fall! What a lovely and busy time the warm months were!
But now I get to return to my studio, filled with memories of bright colors and the shapes of blooming flowers, plants, vegetables and trees. Warm, sun-filled moments have seeped into my soul and feed the new work I am creating. I am happy to have some space and time to begin my sketches and drawings for the new paintings that will be made in the coming months.
I have some other new developments and good news! I now have a cards rep who is out there getting me new regional accounts where I can sell my cards! She makes sure my cards are stocked in the stores where I sell and she has gotten me in to new stores that were not on my radar. For this I am so thankful!
I am expanding my line of cards this winter with new folk flower paintings that will be printed onto cards and will also be available to be printed as archival prints. I have begun sketches, measured, cut and prepped paper and will begin painting once the madness of holiday scheduling has subsided. Having little kids with ever changing school and day care schedules this time of year makes finding uninterrupted studio time a challenge.
I have also been making new embroideries, both sachets and little wall hangings. These will be for sale in my shop and at my gallery openings in the coming months.
Yes, gallery openings! I have two scheduled in 2018. In March I will be showing my new works at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, MA and in May I will be showing in my little town, Cummington, at the Community House Gallery on Main Street. Please stay posted for opening party dates and times. I hope some of you will come out!
So as the land lay blanketed and quiet under the winter snow, I will be in my cozy studio dreaming, sketching, painting, sewing and working away bringing into reality a new garden of paintings. I have much joyful work ahead with my head bowed in concentration and my studio lights aglow while the bubble of cold air and white snow hold me in this special time.