Well the sun is wrestling with the clouds and for the most part today the clouds have won but the sunshine is not giving up. We are seeing a bit now but for how long?…it has been a day that if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it changes. We have gone from a misty icy morning to sunshine, then more dark ominous clouds and a spit of rain to more sun and not too long ago a bit of hail. The up side is, it is NOT snowing!
I have spent the past few rainy snowy days ensconced in my studio..
painting a bazillion signs (at least it feels like a bazillion). Signs ordered for a rustic wedding, it is on a sizable property and they need directional signs along with others like Just Married, Tomfoolery Ahead (remember the Hydrangea tutorial) and the names of the bride and groom.
I have also been painting some signs to put on my website to replace some that have been ordered and I have been fulfilling other special orders. One painting table in my studio, I mostly base paint and put the varathane on the signs using this table..
This table is where I do the design and lettering…
Some of the signs for the website..
The trim on this Farm Fresh Eggs sign is a blue but it does not show up well in the photograph..
This one reminds me that summer will be here….eventually!
My last post I shared with you all the sad state of my poor downtrodden (maybe that should be snowtrodden) tulips. This morning they were displaying how they felt about this late seasonal snow..
I think many residents of this small mountain town feel the same way. We have had enough of old man winter…
Some tulips stubbornly stayed upright despite the weight placed upon them. Many of my roses and a Japanese Maple lost a limb or two.
My fritillaria do not seem to be able to handle it in the least. My one hope is when the sun shines they can perk up and reach for the sky once again. They were just starting to bloom too.
Funny thing is, that though it looks and feels like winter it sounds like Spring. The birds are still singing their sweet spring songs and each time I have to walk between the garage and my studio I can hear them serenading each other. It is a constant reminder that we only have to endure so much of this and that warmer days will prevail and very soon!
The fate of my broccoli is still undetermined…hmm, they are reputed to not minding a cold snap but they hadn’t bargained for this.
But now the snow has melted off and tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and mild.
Things are already looking brighter. I just have to trim up the broken limbs and branches, soon they well send out more and though most things are a month behind around here they will bloom and be all the sweeter for we will have been in anticipation.
Actually all this lousy weather has been a blessing in disguise. If it was warm and gloriously sunny out I would’ve preferred digging in the dirt to painting and I have a tight schedule with all these special order signs. I would’ve resented being stuck indoors instead of enjoying painting them.
I put on a movie or mini series on my laptop and listen to it as I paint away the day and am generally oblivious to what is going on outside, unless I have to trudge thru the rain to get to my garage to saw or sand a sign.
I hope all are well and you are enjoying your day, no matter the weather in your neck of the woods!
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