All the wildflower seeds I toss about every November, just as winter rains arrive, are almost about to bloom.
In fact, the teeniest ones are blooming.
This really makes it feel like spring has arrived, save for a little cold snap.
It is leaving us today and we will be back to warm/hot.
Herbs are growing tall, and the sweet william is everywhere...
The smell of earth and petal at this time of the year...
There is nothing like the scent of water hitting the desert floor.
It almost makes your mouth water.
Combine that with mint and orange blossoms - oh my.
I am floral print obsessed, are you?
I have pretty much always been, as far as I can remember.
People used to tell me I liked little old lady prints.
I thought, little old ladies rock, if this is a little old lady print.
I LOVE seeing all the floral out there these days.
I have some white pants stored away somewhere, covered in floral print.
Must find them.
I seem to be back back to my old ways.
Slipping into paper cutting madness.
I find cutting paper terribly relaxing.
Here is my paper flower tutorial, if you'd like to make some as well.
I get so quiet and calm, with a cozy feeling washing over me, as I huddle up and cut paper.
Layering them together is fun too.
If I see any floral print in a magazine, or find old wrapping or wall paper, it's getting chopped.
I highly recommend paper flowers.
Collecting flowers, of the living variety, is getting extra good as the days get warmer...
I have been watching movies on Netflix via my Roku, in the studio, whilst painting everyday this week.
Yesterday I watched Wolves of Willoughby Chase, have you seen it?
It is based on a book by Joan Aiken.
Here is the whole movie...
Cutting paper flowers and watching a movie as such, extra yumm.
I started to watch Skellig: The Owl Man.
I am half way through.
It's good too, can't wait to watch the rest later whilst working.
I am inspired to start saving and making with petals and herbs.
Fresh mint tea is calling my name.
Do you like mint tea?
When you visit my grandma, on her wood burning stove she will either have a huge kettle of "canela" or "yerba buena" tea brewing. Canela is cinnamon tea, and yerba buena is mint.
Mmm, mint tea is so buttery and lovely when freshly brewed at home.
I have collected some mint, rosemary, poppies, sweet william, verbena and roses in the wooden bowl...
I almost feel like I should give up this lil' collection as an offering to the garden...
Wouldn't it be neat if I left the bowl there, and it was gone in the morning with an elfin note left in its place?
Well, I best stop typing, as now I seem to just be aimlessly yapping away.
Through my fingers.
Time to start adding some fresh blooms to the birdcage...
Ever since Matty was a baby, he has followed me around.
Even before he let me love on him.
He would always be one step behind me.
As you know, since he doesn't feel grand, he practically wants to be on top of me.
I don't mind at all.
I baby both boys all day.
Or should I say, all three boys, ahem.
Yesterday I was painting on the painting door and turned around to find myself sandwiched between the door and Matty. He was so precious there sleeping so close. I am leaning on the door.
With that I shall say...
I hope you have a lovely weekend, and that spring has found you, or is making its way.
Much love, V
ps: I almost forgot to say...
I added 3 new prints to the shop today, hooray!
Tea Party in the Magical Cypress Grove.
Plus Carousel Enchantment...
And, sweet Genevieve...
Right here ;)