Thursday, March 3, 2016

Spring is Coming!!!


The beautiful spring came; and
 when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. 

~Harriet Ann Jacobs~

Oh How I can't wait for Spring!!

It has been a very mild winter. We only had one large storm.  I believe it was around 24 inches of snow.  It was funny because Nelly and I were away in Pittsburgh for her Sabika Convention.  (Fun Time) and they only had 3 inches, which is very unusual for Pittsburgh. I was jealous of Steve because he was able to frolic in the snow. You see I am one of those crazy people that loves snow!!! But I am ready now for spring.   
I always get the February blues.
I need more sunshine and outdoor activities.

But I wanted to let everyone know what I was up to. 

 I missed blogging!!!
It has been awhile.
You see I have switched my computer from a PC to a Mac.
Just some confusion with learning how to get my photos and filing my photos.  And finding my photos.  No kidding I was having trouble finding my photo's.  I use Picasa so I was having problems downloading and all that good stuff. I also found out my fancy scanner is not compatible to my Mac. 
Not so happy about that. But I will adjust.
Slowly I will be making some changes.
I want to make a new website.
Start working with Photoshop instead of Picasso.
All these changes take time for me to learn so I will have to start somewhere!!

Anyway I have been showing my work at all kinds of good places.

I had my work at a Pop Shop over the Holidays in West Reading.
Alex always does a beautiful job at displaying my art.

 Also I had a solo show of my work at UZRC in Lititz PA

It was so exciting to see all the work in one place. 

It gave me such satisfaction in how far I have come.
If I can do anyone of you that works hard at there craft can do it too. Here are some photos of the display.


I also wanted everyone to know that I will have some of my pieces in this show. 
Studio B in Boyertown.  So excited about this one also!!!

Lots of good things happening!!!
I am forever grateful!!

Such Singing in the Wild Branches
It was spring
and I finally heard him
among the first leaves––
then I saw him clutching the limb

in an island of shade
with his red-brown feathers
all trim and neat for the new year.
First, I stood still

and thought of nothing.
Then I began to listen.
Then I was filled with gladness––
and that’s when it happened,

when I seemed to float,
to be, myself, a wing or a tree––
and I began to understand
what the bird was saying,

and the sands in the glass
for a pure white moment
while gravity sprinkled upward

like rain, rising,
and in fact
it became difficult to tell just what it was that was singing––
it was the thrush for sure, but it seemed

not a single thrush, but himself, and all his brothers,
and also the trees around them,
as well as the gliding, long-tailed clouds
in the perfect blue sky–––all of them

were singing.
And, of course, so it seemed,
so was I.
Such soft and solemn and perfect music doesn’t last

For more than a few moments.
It’s one of those magical places wise people
like to talk about.
One of the things they say about it, that is true,

is that, once you’ve been there,
you’re there forever.
Listen, everyone has a chance.
Is it spring, is it morning?

Are there trees near you,
and does your own soul need comforting?
Quick, then––open the door and fly on your heavy feet; the song
may already be drifting away.

-Mary Oliver
See you soon everyone!! I will leave you with a new band that I LOVE!!!!
Fun Stuff!!!