Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Simple Joys

Kim Klassen's theme for this week's 'Texture Tuesday' is..... simple.


(Photo altered in PSE using Kim's textures 'greydayslate'. 'pinitonly6'. 'derek' and 'febmagicedges')

For me, the simple joys of a garden in Springtime mean so much; even the green bullets of the hostas pushing through the gravel are beautiful and make me happy. Spring flowers are my garden favourites; tulips, cowslips, muscari, forget-me-nots, clematis montana....... and very soon my aliums will be showing off their beauty. Bluebells are just starting to flower and then not long after the lavender will take over.
It's simple......... I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be at this time of year.....
And Angel agrees......

No positive news on the health front I'm afraid....when I go quiet at least you know why. I can't seem to focus on arty stuff and blogging when I don't feel good. Are you like that too?

But I have managed to finish my five needlecases which I hope to sell on etsy very soon. I just  need to make a few more to go with them ...... ;-)




Such a problem deciding on a price.........I spend ages on each one. I can't bring myself to ask a lot though; I'd be too embarrassed.

Here's another view of my own little bluebell wood :-) We are very lucky that we only live 20 mins from some beautiful bluebell woods in Leicestershire. Can't wait to visit this weekend.


Hopefully back soon......


15 comments:

Heather said...

Glad you have a bit of respite in between the nasty bouts and I hope you find a solution before long. Your needlecases are exquisite and I would want to hang them on the wall!

Julie said...

Your needle cases are beautiful and would be a joy to own. Spring is a wonderful time in the garden when everything is coming to life.

Tammy said...

Beautiful work. I hope you get feeling better soon.

Caz Sultz said...

Lovely Spring photos, nothing like England in the Spring ! I hope you feel better soon. Love your needlecases, they're little works of art, so beautiful !

ju-north said...

There's a definite colour scheme going on here! Love the needle cases. Know what you mean about setting the price. You never get the hours spent making them.

Rosanna C. Rogacion said...

What a beautiful interpretation of "Simple." And I love those needle cases!

Robin Mac said...

Oh, I would love to be in England again in spring. Your garden is looking lovely and your needlecases are superb. I know what you mean about agonising over the price - you could never charge what they are really worth! Get better soon. Cheers

Heloise said...

Beautiful art needle cases along with the best of spring.
I hope your creativity helps you heal. Enjoy the bluebell woods.

Lynn said...

I always enjoy seeing your garden Linda , it's way ahead of the blooming here so I can enjoy yours while I wait. I love forget-me-nots , they are lovely for taking photos, really like your edit on this one :)
As for your needle cases , don't sell yourself short , people will buy them because they know the work and love that went into them .

Maggi said...

Everything looking gorgeous. Don't underprice your needle cases, they are beautiful.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh I just love your little books, yes, I bet they took forever. Well you will never recoup all that time as you know, but you have brought something beautiful - as always - into the world so happiness ensues. xox

Jan said...

Those needle cases are soooo beautiful! I know, it is so hard to price things. I've just spent hours making these silly little ATC's to give away. If I were to attempt to sell them, realistically they would cost at least an hour apiece. I'm sure your needle cases took many more hours than that apiece. And do you figure in all the time you spent thinking and planning what you were going to do? It's hard.
Sorry your health issues have not been resolved. Sure hope you get things figured out soon and get some relief. You need to be able to enjoy this coming summer, and to make more art, and to sit and watch Angel play amongst the flowers.

Amanda said...

A very beautiful garden, no wonder you like to be in it. And pricing, never ask me I haven't a clue! Generally £1 a square inch is a good rule of thumb for paintings and the like but textiles???

Stressed MEM said...

The needlecases are a delight, lucky me to have seen them in real life :)

Judy S. said...

So sorry to hear about your health issues, Linda. I love what you did with the forget-me-not photo! I'm with you; spring rocks!