|"Blue-Gray Morning" watercolor, 11"x15", VClaff, 2017|
Here I am, on a quiet Sunday afternoon, after so many months.
Spring is coming, some flowers are up, especially in the woodland garden.
Today it is damp and raw and rainy, cold enough for a morning fire.
|"Afternoon" watercolor, 5"x10", VClaff, 2017|
I've been busy this year, tending to my inner world that was rocked by the
outer world and the new reality here in the United States. There is a lot to process.
My studio has been a sanctuary, and the act of creating a refuge. I've been quiet,
and my work - or myself inside my work - has emerged a bit from the deep forest to
stand at the edges. Open spaces beyond the trees are visible - distant ridges, fields
and ponds. I've been spending a lot of time with the reflections of trees and skies in
water, and experimenting a bit with white watercolors.
|"At the Edge of the Woods" watercolor, 10"x10", VClaff, 2017|
|"Birches" watercolor, 5"x10", VClaff, 2017|
|"Snow on Pond" watercolor, 8" x10", VClaff, 2017|
|"Marsh Sunrise" watercolor, 7.5" x11", VClaff, 2017|
March marked Rhu's third circle around the sun... he's been great company,
as mischievous as ever, keeping me on me on my toes.
We had a day-long visit from a barred owl, as friendly as ever.
She watched the day unfold with one cracked eye as she snoozed on her perch.
I hope to be here more often as my days will soon open up when classes end
tomorrow and I won't be off three days a week to teach. I appreciate
a few followers who reached out to let me know they missed my posts
and to check to see that I was ok. In a world gone slightly mad, acts of
kindness swell the heart.