"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Monday, March 22, 2010

Impromptu Art

The kids have been off school for the last few weeks. We recently took the dog to a local park for a walk around the lake. We spied this bit of impromptu art along the way. Someone took some discards and made this sculpture. We loved it! I hope you can see it, it is hard to capture the depth in a photo.
Spring is in full swing here in the Piedmont of North Carolina, but just two weeks ago the signs were just emerging. I loved these fallen logs. The life cycle at work.
And the first hint of maple leaves. Love how they are red and stand out so nicely against the gray. Yes, it is finally spring.
And how could you be any happier than a dog allowed to romp through the creek and then roll in the sand. What's a little dirt in the mouth when you've got spring fever to contend with???
I have been working on a few little things, which I hope to share with you shortly. I still need to do my taxes and when it is sunny and 75 outside it is difficult to accomplish much of anything! I hope you are seeing signs of the changing seasons where you are. We should learn to celebrate each one.


Sue said...

Oh so jealous of your spring weather! I can't wait to see green leaves up here. Looking forward to seeing some more of your creations, Michelle!

Karen said...

75 degrees? Nice and the dog looks a hoot, glad it's not me cleaning her though.

Quilter422 said...

*waving* enjoy the weather before the pines explode.

Anonymous said...

2Nothing makes me smile more than a happy dog! dirt,sand crud an all!
I ran across something similar once, I was at a very islolated beach and someone had taken lots of small stones and put them on top of each, all stacked and sitting down the length of an old beached tree, it made me smile too