Monday, March 30, 2015

Make Spring Happen

Just keep thinking spring buds and warm weather and don't look out at the snowbanks! Easter is on the horizon and there is snow in the forecast AGAIN. Today is sunny so I took advantage of the bright light to capture these guys that have been hanging around my workbench.

spring lambs and bunnies with their winter white coats....
thoughts of little bluebirds returning and....
last but not least the bumble bees that I started working on when I wrote the last post!
They will all get packed off to the gallery at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design shortly. Oh, and I am thankful for spring bulbs at the flower markets. The lovely yellow daffodils are a treat and are being sold locally in support of the Cancer Society. If you see them at the grocery store or local mall pick up a bunch and support a worthy cause!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Bumble Bees

I am thinking about them today. The sun is shining in the window by my work desk urging me to make plans for spring and summer. It's a welcome distraction while the snowbanks slowly recede. So it has me started on a new little project and lead me down the rabbit hole that is the internet! I found this lovely blog about all things bees, read some posts and enjoyed some poetry. Emily Dickinson wrote a lot about bees!  
                                                            "The pedigree of honey
Does not concern the bee;
A clover, any time, to him
Is aristocracy."
Emily Dickinson, Poems (V)

So here's my flashback to summer in the garden and a busy bumble bee with pollen on his knees! 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It's March

...Already! Not sure where Feb went but not missing it. The snowbanks are still high but thoughts have turned to spring with the few sunny days we have had recently. Seems like a perfect time to roll out some new prints and little critters from the studio at Cabot and Rose. The little hares are in good company!

"Bunny" by Teena Marie Fancey available here. Little felt rabbits heading to the gallery at Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design