At my house California poppies and lupin are competing for pride of place, but no matter which wins, I do. One of my favorite combinations of colors are orange/gold and purple. And while January first may be the official start of the new year, the new year starts for me when the wild flowers start to appear and the fruit trees are full of blossoms promising a bountiful harvest in the late summer and fall.
This year I have more reasons than most for the promises of life. I am still here to see the spring, and thanks to an amazing surgeon at the USC Cancer Center, I have every reason to expect to be around for a good, long time.
It has been too long since I have been able to work in my studio, but I finally have an idea for my next print. It will be the fourth in my series on changing seasons. Now all I have to do is try to make the reality match the vision.