Monday, June 8, 2009

The point is to live everything. - Steven Potter

I had to stop and pause for a few moments to take a few photos this morning to breathe in the beauty that is unfolding in some of my gardens. I haven't been able to find much time to give them my attention this year. Life is very full creating my art, teaching classes, being a mom to a 13 year old girl, keeping my relationship with Brian vibrant, staying in touch with friends and family, running endless errands, trying to keep up with the house work inside and out, and planning for the future.
Lately it has just be busy, busy, and busier. Right now I should be getting ready to go drop off my student's work to the gallery for the end of the year show, but I am taking time to remember life. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and they remind me of my sweet Dad who always grew the most glorious flowers. He has passed on but will always stay with me in my heart. I have much gratitude for life and know that it is a gift to be cherished. So I embrace another week that is full.
Enjoy all that comes your way, Caryn


Gina Lee Kim said...

Oh thank you for sharing your garden and those poppies say paint me! I'm so jealous and happy for have nature's studio right there! I too shall remember to pause today.

Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow Caryn! And how cool was it that you have Jeanne Carbonetti's book. Did you ever find it?

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Caryn! Such a lovely post! Your garden looks wonderful!

Thanks so much for coming to visit! To answer your question: I used textured & 3D paints. Have a great week!

Lisa :)

julie Haymaker thompson said...

That is the way things are in late spring and summer ...and we work so hard in our gardens . we need to take the time to try to enjoy them .Your porch looks like a perfect spot to sit for at least 10 minutes. and reflect and what is a wonderful full and busy life ! You sound blessed!! Good for you!!!