Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In the Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt SOLD

 'First Up'  SOLD
6 x 6 inches
watercolor on paper

 “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
― Margaret Atwood 

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

Yes, for those of you who are long time blog readers, this is a painting I have posted before. But it's the first day of spring! Which naturally means that here in Utah it is a dreary, rainy day. :) And so I've spent the morning inside, with my youngest, making pretend food to feed to all of his stuffed animals. It's been perfect.

Although if I'm being honest I'll have to confess that I wish it were just a tad warmer and sunnier. Like last week, when we took a trip to the park for the first time this year.

Such good times. :)

So my friends, what are you most excited about now that spring is here? (At least according to the calendar here in the US)


  1. Bonsoir chère amie,
    Le printemps est pour moi la saison que je préfère. La nature reprend vie. Les tons pastels surgissent de partout ! les senteurs éveillent nos sens... Effectivement il pleut parfois, mais la pluie est un exhausteur d'essences. Il est bon de se promener dans la campagne après la pluie...
    On peut y rencontrer de charmantes petites fleurs comme celles de votre belle peinture.
    Une belle note printanière.
    Gros bisous à vous.

    1. Hi Martine! Yes I do like the rain, but it was so nice and sunny last week that I came to expect it! My little son has been waiting for a good rainstorm to go walking in so he can use his new little umbrella. :) Thanks so much for the comment my friend!

  2. I'm excited for the flowers and greenery and and new things to write about!

  3. Happy Spring to you! We got a nice dump of snow for our first day of Spring :-) Love the painting!

  4. These flowers are beautifully painted, Crystal!
    love the dark background!!!

  5. Yay! It's Spring and a great painting it is. Likewise, it is cold and raining here today...hello Spring :)

  6. I love this painting! Such beautiful, happy colours! And that vibrant orange is striking against the black background!
    I am most looking forward to the blossom appearing on the trees and being able to go out without five layers on! The evenings have started to get lighter though which is my favorite part :0)
    I love seeing your photo's. Your troop of mini cooks are adorable :0)

  7. Gorgeous painting! And I love the pics of the kids!


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