Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gifts of Spring

I've been walking in our woods regularly, just enjoying this amazing spring and reflecting on so many blessings, the best of which is my Mom's miraculous return to health.  I've also been listening to a really good audiobook while on my walks, Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, about a young woman who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail alone- it's been good motivation to push myself just a little further!  
Morel mushrooms and a turkey feather found today!
I've been searching almost daily for morel mushrooms, unsure of how this strangely warm weather would affect the timing of their appearing.  I was really surprised to find some in a new place today, and I hope this is the beginning and not the end of their season!  It's now thunder storming, so hopefully the new moisture will help to encourage more mushrooms to come up.

My friend Marti has encouraged me to make more large felted wall hangings, and this one titled "Spring" was inspired during a moment of frustration with doing taxes.  Both my studio and the beautiful woods were beckoning, so I decided to create and this was the result.  You can find it in my Etsy Store!

What are you doing that is inspired by Spring?
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tonya said...

So glad to hear that your Mom is doing ok!

Your art turned out beautifully! (as I hope your taxes did too.. which reminds me, it's about that time of year, isn't it? OMGoodness.)

Voie de Vie said...

I don't think I've ever seen a turkey feather in the wild, so thanks for that photo.

I'm contemplating so new potential paintings and yarn designs. Spring might be the inspiration ... but more likely it's just time ... ok, so they might be one in the same. :)

Melissa said...

Very interesting wall hanging. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

WonderWhyGal said...

Beauty all around. I love being inspired by nature. The felt wall art is beautiful. If all goes well I will learn how to felt a facinator this weekend.

The mushrooms are so beautiful. I wish I wasn't allergic to them.

Jess Schleicher said...

Great news about your mom. Your piece is just stunning. Nature has a way of inspiring the best in us.