Beneath the Surface…

Sometimes on gray, Winter days, the idea of Spring feels very faraway…And then, during a walk last week on a warm, sunny day, I stumbled onto this “pop of color“!

Beneath the Surface

A wonderful, unexpected surprise!! So Nature provided a sneak peak of the colorful displays that are being planned beneath the surface!! I’m reminded that in Life, though I may not love the “Winter times“, perhaps they are necessary, in order to have the time for preparation, inspirations, and finally renewal…

So, this week is off to a good start here in the studio….with a burst of encouragement…knowing that tomorrow another ice storm is headed our way…but more confident that Spring is just under the surface and for me to just continue in the same manner~~here in the studio & in my Life!  🙂

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I’d love for you to share with us in the Comments below! 

*Does your inspiration vary in the Winter time, or change with the seasons? What have you found that helps you continue with your art, work, or Life’s creative activities during these times?

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Change Is Not Always a Smooth Transition!

Once again the weather is the inspiration for a post…This year the weather has just been so dramatic around here!

The days became unusually warm a week or so ago, with signs of Spring barely beginning to appear…Change was in the air!

Signs of Spring

There was a struggle between Winter and Spring…

Winter Won!

And this week Winter won!

But, we are still looking forward to welcoming Spring very soon, along with new happenings and events!  My art quilt, “Flamenco Swirl #2” was accepted into the PAQA-South’s juried, art exhibit. If you are in the Raleigh/Cary area of North Carolina,  be sure to check out this piece from my studio, along with @ 25 other works from Contemporary Textile Artists!

PAQA-South Passions Exhibit.

And remember…

Change is just not Always a Smooth Transition!

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**Celebrate Spring Giveaway!**

This Week is the last chance to Sign-up for the Studio NewsNotes e-newsletter and have a chance to win a wonderful, 8 1/2″ x 11″, Signed & Matted Studio Art Print!

Next Monday, March 19th, one Subscriber will be selected by random number from the List, before the March Newsletter is sent!!

Everyone  receiving Studio NewsNotes will get a “Bonus” that can be used in the studio’s on-line Shop!

Join other Art Lovers, Art Collectors, and Creatives in Life!

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Inspirations~Awakening, Signs of Spring

Winter can be a time of pausing, contemplating, and taking time-out from busyness…

Signs of Spring

But as the days, weeks, and then the months go by,

there is a stirring inside to return to more activity…

Signs of Spring

Begin to explore new ideas…

Signs of Spring

And to feel the joy of awakening!

Signs of Spring