Thursday, March 11, 2010

It Might as Well Be Spring

Life and quickness come as winter fades, sunshine is newly minted and light lingers into evening. The early days of a restless spring are here, inching toward the anxious heat of distant summer. I finish my senior thesis this week and graduation is in June. The time has come to sit still, pick up that novel and determine precisely what its next chapter holds. But some days I'd rather reread the familiar words on preceding pages. I should embrace change, but there's something to be said for savoring the past. Such longings make for pleasant attics, filled with the objects that keep our memories. Like those folksy little egg ornaments I unpack from their box each Easter. They were the inspiration for the larger wooden eggs and coordinating egg cups I painted for Victoria. You can find this project (and a few others as well) in the March/April issue.

33 comments:

laura may said...

I adore spring! Something definitely happens to us when it's lingering in the air. I can't wait until this spring, personally, because I'm getting married! Lovely post.

lm.x

Ruxandra said...

Every little blossom enchants me...I love the way spring slowly makes way into my life...

liza said...

.simply beautiful.

Star said...

Lovely picture! Did you take it yourself? It looks so professional. Love the decorated eggs and the fact that it is that time of the year again!
Blessings, Star

Hannah said...

lovely! they're so beautiful...definitely spring like. :)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so pretty, as always

Livy said...

Star-
I do take the photos for these Victoria stories myself. I did this one in mid December and the light was just terrible. By three in the afternoon it would be too dark for pictures!

Screwed Up Texan said...

Beautiful! Love these very much!

Smile, Emily said...

I want to be you. I hope that doesn't sound creepy. It isn't meant to be.
These are absolutely beautiful.

x Emily

tara said...

Hello spring! And hello beautiful eggs.

Star said...

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Blessings, Star

Pixie said...

Congratulations on the thesis finishing. I know that's a huge burden to have lifted. And just in time for spring! Yay!

aroundmytable said...

Just in time for the Easter preparations, love the pictures, the colours, yummy! Looking forward to seeing more :) TC, Anna

my spatula said...

so, so sweet!

Karen June Miller said...

Love those eggs!

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Best Blessings, KJ

Dandelion and Grey said...

They're darling!!

I just love Easter & Spring!

Ash said...

Oh, so pretty!

Claire said...

My heart skipped a beat when I saw these Easter eggs! Gotta love pastel colors! Gotta love spring!

Anil P said...

There's surely something to be said for the past, a bearing we navigate by, and a nest we return to in times of need.

The colours, and the design jell so well here that the egg ornaments cannot but seem like an extension of the page.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, and good luck on the senior thesis as well.
Brenda

Cozy Little House said...

I just found you! I'm going to pic up that magazine. Love these pretty eggs.
Brenda

Carly Anne said...

Easter decor can often be gaudy; these are perfectly sweet and understated. Love.

XO
Carly
http://www.allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

Anna-Maria said...

Beautiful! My husband is from Poland where egg painting is an easter tradition, and he's promised to introduce me to it this year! *love* couply craft sessions :-)

simply dirty pretty things said...

so gorgeous. I cant wait for easter now :D

xxx

Sarah Knight said...

looks beautiful : )

Jolie Morgan Musick said...

That picture made me squeal it's so pretty.

Your Big Day Ideas said...

Very cute. This whole site is gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, those are too cute!

henzy said...

so enchanting. absolutely lovely.

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Yummy! So inspiring, these cupcake-colours ;)

Beach Vintage said...

Just found your blog and I am in love with it. Just lovely stuff.

Patty said...

I'm so glad it's finally springtime, thanks for posting!

Sarah J Lee said...

how wonderful! An inspiration for the eggs I will be decorating this week :) Thank you for sharing!

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