Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Beginnings


I bought this Amaryllis bulb 6 or 7 weeks ago. I thought it would be fun to watch it grow and bloom while I was recovering from surgery. We could sort of begin together. Well, Amaryllis had a slow start. I watered and watched, and watched, did my exercises, and still no shoot appeared. I was almost ready to take it back to the store in disgust but didn't have the energy to stand in line. A couple days ago the little leaf shoot appeared, then the stalk started to emerge. I'm glad I wasn't as slow as the Amaryllis. It looked so inviting to paint sitting there on the window sill with a little sunshine making neat reflections on the galvanized pot. So I moved my paints into the kitchen and did my little watercolor sketch. I see my pot is a little lopsided, but hey, I painted! Yea!! That means my energy is coming back and that's a beginning. Happy New Year, to all, may you all have new beginnings in 2010!

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.