I think it’s fair enough to say that we are looking forward to Spring, and I guess we’re not the only ones fed up with the storms and the rain! The garden has been begging for attention, and so far we’ve not been able to go out and do anything.
That’s how I started this blogpost yesterday morning. It didn’t look like we’d be able to go out for quite some time, but then: the sun came through, and despite a bit of wind, we were able to go out! It’s amazing how quickly things can change.
It felt wonderful being outside in the open air, working in the garden again after such a long time. When you pay a little attention, you can see that our climate is changing. The “Iceberg” rose for instance is blooming already – it’s light pink because of the cold weather, but still, it’s in bloom. Even the annuals seem not to know how to stop: it looks like this is what a garden does without any frost!
These last few months I’ve been doing a lot of painting. Once you reach a certain flow, the works just seem to come. It’s a wonderful feeling. For the first time, I’ve painted a large landscape. It was quite a challenge, but I’m really happy with the resulting painting. I’ve also made a new exhibition in the gallery. Because of the difference in work, it’s quite a different look. I’m really curious what you think of it – so leave a comment below! Some of the works in the new exhibition are also available in my Etsy shop.
Geertruida & Sietske