Thursday, June 17, 2010

In plein air or in my case -- in plain air

After several days of welcome rain, today the sun is shining and instead of being in my studio, I will be outside doing "field work". In other words, I will be chasing our lawn mower across the yard before the grass overtakes our house.

If you are a traditionalist, you may be appalled as you as you see the track I take as I mow. You see, I can't bring myself to mow down delicate wildflowers so leave patches (a quilt term for sure) of them all over. I could never understand my compulsion to do this until the day I mentioned it to my mother. She said your father could never mow over the spring violets and left them growing in the lawn.

Well, there it is. It's heredity and you know you can't do a thing about what you inherit, you just have to live with it.


  1. I was so glad to see your posting of a gaillardia since that's the flower I'm using in my current "flower power" series. I'm working from a photo I took two years ago at my brother's so it helped to see another photo. Now I'm waiting for the seed heads to develop to determine how to translate them in fabric!

    Enjoyed your show in Monroe and told everyone I knew that quilted to go see it.
    Mary A Hart

  2. The gaillaida is a favorite of mine. Actually, any flower that grows with such little effort is high on the list.
    I'm so glad that you enjoyed the show in Monroe. It was a wonderful venue and the people there are so nice.


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