Archive for March, 2013

Spring Flowers

Posted in General on March 31st, 2013

Today is Easter Sunday, and here on Whidbey Island we were blessed with beautiful blue skies, soft warm breezes, and lots of birds visiting the yard.  I went out early to take some pictures of the floral offerings gracing our yard.  My favorite of the bunch is the brilliant red rhododendron in our front yard, that always seems to bloom earlier than any of the others, and today some of the buds have burst forth.  I love the juxtaposition of the fluffy, soft blooms and the hard, waxy leaves.  Even the colors are opposite one another on the color wheel – a true study in contrasts.  I see some red and green art in my future.  Meanwhile, enjoy the flowers, and be well, my little chickadees!

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Spring Has Sprung!

Posted in General on March 27th, 2013

Greetings, and Happy Spring!

I don’t know what you do to get through the winter, but I have been making beaded dolls.  (Okay, enough from the peanut gallery about having a second childhood!)  Most of the dolls are very small, and would nestle comfortably in the palm of your hand.  But some are larger, and today I would like you to meet Hildegard, The Herbalist.

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I found her wonderful ceramic face at a bead show while I was on the road a couple of years ago, and it has just been hanging around waiting for the right project.  If I could just remember who the vendor was, I’d order some more.  This getting-older business is sometimes quite irritating!

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There are more pictures at my newly updated website:  http://www.larkinart.com/hildegard  and if you haven’t visited in awhile, you might want to look around at some of the new work.  So far, Hildegard is the only doll to get to the website, as the others are being made for an exhibit and will be kept under wraps for awhile.

Hope you are finding renewed energy and creative urges as the weather gets a little more friendly!

Be well, my little chickadees!