Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Rites of Spring

Gathering daffodils and putting them in my cobalt bottles is a rite of spring at our house.  We've had so much cold and rain around here that I was starting to wonder if the daffodils would make it, but they opened up their shiny little faces this week and I knew that spring had finally come to our little corner of the world.  Yay!

Another sure sign of spring in this part of Virginia is the arrival of the Art & Soul art retreat, five days of awesome paper, fabric, jewelry and fiber arts workshops.  I count the days 'til Art & Soul every year like a kid counts the days 'til Christmas.  The retreat always has a theme.  Last year it was "Wonderland," the year before that it was "Rock 'n Roll" (I collaged a guitar!),
My "Girls Rock" guitar

and this year it's "In the Garden."  I'm so lucky to live right here, but artists come from all over the world to this retreat!  It's not too late to register, so if you can make it, fly, drive, walk, swim or crawl to Art & Soul Virginia.  The dates are April 28 - May 2, and you can sign up and choose your workshops at Art & Soul.  Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. what a lovely blog! and thank you so much for adding my button to your blog! :))) x