I thought I would have nothing to show for Paint Party Friday. (Severe Pout.) But the accountability of the PPF check-ins inspired me on to finish up my May page for Kat's sketchbook as part of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbooks. Soon it will be on its way to Nicola in Australia. (If our postal service isn't disrupted, that is...)
My page spread shows some of my Spring Garden along with a few tools of the trade for this time of year. (As always, double-clicking on the image increases the size.)
My Saucer Magnolia, Tulips, Daffodils and Lilacs
Flowering Crab, Irises, Poppies and Purple Sandcherry
Really though - the weeds won. When it wasn't raining I was weeding and pruning and digging up dandelions and cleaning/raking garden beds and this is what I had to show for it on "yard waste" day.
And I have only done a small fraction of the garden. Sigh. Not sure how productive my painting will be when all my non-work hours are spent weeding!
What about you? Does gardening take away from your painting time?
Here are some photos from my garden that inspired my pages:
Flowering Crab (a bit past its prime)
The mint has started to grow, so please help yourself to a mojito and keep me company while I weed! Have a great time at the party!