Spring is in the air, and in my Art
As I’m writing this, the sun is shining and I can hear birds tweeting away outside. ‘Spring is finally here’ I think with a smile on my face. Three months of the year seems to have flown by.
I love spring time, the sense of new beginnings, colour and the fresh scent of flowers in the air. Plus, of course, the longer days and more daylight…just fills me with a feeling of energy, vitality and positivity. I’m sure many of us feel the same.
The streets where I live are lined with Blossom trees exploding with all shades of pink and cream. The colours are so vibrant in contrast to the browns and green of grass and tree bark. It’s beautiful to see and when they fall, they cascade along the ground like confetti. Soon gone, but so pretty whilst they' here.
Daffodils also line the roads. Their yellow colour spiking through here and there, through long blades of grass and hedgerow. So bright, like little starlight’s by the roadside.
I must admit when I first started to see the first shoots of Daffodils and Tulips in the garden I couldn’t help but feel a buzz and give a subconscious ‘whoop!' With the expectation o warmer days ahead:-)
I found this poem I wanted to by Carole Mullen which sums Spring up in such lovely words…
Spring is budding green joy
Fresh breeze and sunshine
Children sloshing through puddles
On the sidewalk
Spring breathes anticipation
Green shoots sprouting from the earth
Unfurling into flowers
The sweet scent of hyacinths
A baby bird learning how to fly
Spring sweeps the dust out of our corners
As we wake up
As we look and listen
To the promise of a morning sunrise
To joy unfolding
To a glowing new life
Lovely isn't it? To me it encapsulates Springtime so well. Everytime I read I cant help but smile.
Springtime has also inspired a few new pieces which I hope to develop further as a series.
Meet Daffodils #1 and #2. These are simple pen and ink drawings, using three primary colours I love to use, black, gold and silver. I like the style and though it doesn’t boast lots of colour, to me the use of line effects through pen and ink portray a warm and pleasant feel. I hope you like them to.
Here’s to Spring :-)
Bye for now x