Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Two Years On.

I have realised that this blog was 2 years old last Thursday. Time has flown so fast.
I also completed this Narcissus study as an evocation of spring. Even though we have had thick snow and it has been really cold this past week, spring is not far away.
The Narcissus is a multi-headed variety called 'Pipit' with pale lemon flowers and a beautiful scent.I found the bumble bee last summer and have kept it safe in order to paint. Despite the cold temperatures there are a few bumble bees out in the brief sunny interludes, feeding on the plentiful heather flowers in my garden. Its almost like an oasis in the mono-culture of the surrounding farm fields.
I have also found a few dead Tortoiseshell butterflies too, now in my collection. Will paint them one day soon.
Spring eruption,the vital sap,
Flows through bud and twig.
Bursting with youth,
in lime green showers.
Cells divide, regenerate.
To begin again.


  1. Beautiful piece and I love the addition of the bee :) x

  2. Happy blog birthday!! What a beautiful spring study and the poem is lovely too! Here's to another two years and more!

  3. Lovely painting~*~* I too have a collection of found objects, and a couple bees and several butterflies among other treasures to paint. I feel like Spring now, after this sweet post.

  4. Ahhhh, spring! Your painting and post are very evocative of this hopeful time of year. We have daffodils blooming here too, and a few bumblebees venturing out. I am looking forward to more blossoms and warmth soon!

  5. Congratulations on your blog birthday Claire - it's a nice way to journal your work so that you and anyone can revisit at any time.
    Enjoy your beautiful spring.

  6. Happy birthday blog, love the spring study and poetry too! Hope spring gets to you soon. x

  7. Wow,thanks everyone for these comments. Hope spring gets here soon!! Xxx

  8. Congratulations on the blog Claire, a beautiful blog it is too! The dark days are over and spring is officially here today....;)xx

  9. It's amazing how quickly time flies away, and similar to Vicki, I find it really inspiring to revisit blog postings and hear and see about the seasons in other parts of the country - and the world ! Well done Claire, it is a lovely blog. x

  10. Belated congratulations for your blog birthday Claire - exquisite study :)