May Day and a Riot in the Garden

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Today I have been alternating between
getting dirt on my hands in the garden
and paint on my hands in the studio.

This morning I planted asian greens
and fennel and was pleased to find
some Red Russian kale and some
red mustard coming up from last year.

The nettle have been cut and cut again
and a few mints, valerian and yarrow
are happily sprouting. Not to mention
the dandilion, chickweed and lambs quarters
which the ducks and rabbits greedily eat.

In the studio I celebrated that
riot of new growth on this May Day
with a riot of paint on a board.

Chaos of orange red, yellow orange,
acid green and turquiose over some
collage elements. A riot in the garden

It was nice to hang
some clothes on the
line and have them dry
before noon.

Ah, the simple things.



  1. love it! looks like you enjoyed painting and gardening and just being!

  2. artymess says:

    lovely and colourful ..full of energy ….Corrine I have only just found the card you sent in your envelope its lovely ….i was so pleased with the envelope that I didnt want to open it …tonight I was taking pics of the cards that everyone had sent me for my blog and I felt something in the envelope so I very carefully opened it ….silly me !!…..Lornaxx

  3. Great to visit with you, too. Did you get my comment about calendula? Maybe I didn't press the right button, I'm tired! Glad you like the month of squares, I never thought I'd feel about them the way i do.

  4. It is the simple things that can be the most magical … ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Jensters says:

    Its so wonderful to see new growth coming through its such a wonderful feeling….loving the riot in the garden…splendid colours xx

  6. Jasmine says:

    Your garden sounds wonderful, even the nettles. I love the picture.

  7. La Dolce Vita says:

    great riot of paint and isn't it wonderful to see all the new growth! oh and thanks for putting my new blog up on your sidebar, I have returned the favor! muah!

  8. Mrs Moen says:

    Sounds like you have had a wonderful day! Your painting is gorgeous; you have such an amazing and very enjoyable eye for colour! How do you get that whitish/washed out imprint; plastic wrap on wet paint?

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