It's one of a string of beautiful, sunny days here....a break we often get in January, lulling us into the belief that winter and rain and dreary days are over. But after a week or two of sun and spring-like temps, we usually sink back into the other once again. In the meantime, even the tulips have decided it is safe to surface, and I even saw a flowering tree in bloom the other day. The great thing about Oregon is there is not a month where something is not in bloom, and spring never seems that far from fall. I would not be surprised to see my first crocus in bloom by the end of this sunny spell.
Yesterday was to be an all-day playday in the studio for me, then we had a power outage, making it too dark to work! So I moved outside to the garden, cleaned up more beds, took a nibble of the new 3" tall chives, dug out my old sick raspberries in prep for turning the bed into all strawberries, with a new location for raspberries.
I'll be spending a couple days in Portland with my grandkids this week, so that will afford me hours of time while they are in school to go to the bins, to SCRAP, and to the reBuilding Center looking for some new inspiration. Can't wait!
Nils and I saw The King's Speech last night. Terrific movie!
The piece above, B-4, centers around part of a collage of a king I made years ago for a 4x4 book, and part of a broken horn, courtesy of friend Jennifer. Test tubes, a chess board and the rusty piece across the top, which is actually a plastic child's crown which has been flattened out and had my favorite rusting solution applied to it, are the other main elements.
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(B-4 Copyright Diane Lou 2011)