Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I'm Back!

Geeda having her "wild five minutes"

A month has gone by since I last posted here - a rather long break, but much needed. However, I really missed blogland, and I am glad to be finally back.

First of all, I want to thank all of you who left such encouraging and understanding comments on my last post - you are such wonderful people, and I really missed you. It feels so good to connect again and I hope I'll catch up with your blogs soon. Many of you I visited during my breaks, not always leaving comments, though. I still felt connected with those of you who are also on Facebook, so I was not completely "out".

A lot has been going on here in my little corner of the world. I discovered sure signs of springs

and captured little bits with my camera that made me happy.

The Geek built a new computer for me,

it's super fast, but I had to say good-bye to Windows XP and embrace Windows 7 which I am not so fond of, but oh well. It's okay, and by now I'm used to it.

I also painted a lot

and made a bunch of journals and mini-journals which are available in my Etsy store.

So. There is one BIG thing going on in our life that I cannot tell you about right now. Hopefully in another three weeks or so, although I can't wait to share this with you. It consumes quite a bit of my time, which means I might not be in blogland on a regular basis - but I will be there.

For the time being, I'm enjoying the awakening spring. My garden certainly is in full spring mood, the French lilac is already blooming and sending out its lovely scent. I'm pulling weeds, cutting back, removing plants that didn't make it. The purple clematis is climbing up the pear tree, it was really early this year. Fortunately, we got a lot of rain in March (while the entire winter was VERY dry) - just the right thing urgently needed by all the plants. Everything is exploding right now - beautiful.

What does it look like in your corner of the world? Are you excited about spring? Enjoying autumn? Please tell me.


gina said...

Let me be the first to welcome you back. It sounds like you had a very creative hiatus. I love that first image of the flowers -- beautiful!

foxysue said...

I feel your energy rising.....
welcome back.

Sue x

Micki Wilde said...

Welcome back, I love those paintings, you've been busy!!

Can you believe it has been snowing here all day in my bit of the UK today? crazy weather, it was hot hot hot last week!!

Lesley Edmonds said...

It's so good to have a break from time to time and then lovely to be back - so welcome back. It looks like you have been having fun. Beautiful photographs and lots of gorgeous art.

Lynn Cohen said...

Well I missed you. Kept wanting your feedback, wanting to share.

That cats paw is amazing! The drops on something else too.
Yes, I envy your camera!
But YOUR eye sees all and captures it so beautifully!

I am loving spring too. The flowers, the almost warm walks, the sun shining between rains, much needed rains.

It's all good.

And now you offer a mystery a soon to be surprise! Tease!
Okay, now to practice patience!


Susie said...

Hi Carola, love your blog. I wandered over from How To Paint An Owl via your introduction. I added myself as a follower and excited to see your owls. Your artwork and photos certainly made me smile. Awesome photography too. Very cool.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Welcome back - such an intriguing post! I love the long owl canvas.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Schön wieder von dir zu lesen :) Es freut mich, dass du deine Blogauszeit genossen hast. Du warst ja sehr kreativ, schöne Werke sind entstanden.
Ich bin seit kurzem auch auf Facebook (meine Tochter hat mich überredet), da werde ich dir gleich eine F-Anfrage stellen ;)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Ach, da war mein Finger zu schnell. Ich genieße den Frühling, vor allem das schöne Wetter was wir bereits hatten - mittlerweile sind die Temperaturen gefallen und es ist diesig und nebelig :(
Natürlich warte ich aber auf den Sommer, MEINE Jahreszeit.

Darla said...

Happy to see you back and with a new computer too. Signs of spring but still pretty cold, right? We needed rain but seeing the sun makes me happy.


seabluelee said...

Carola! Welcome back! And you're back with a bang - what a great bunch of photos. I love the one of Geeda's wild claws. Glad you enjoyed your break - glad you're back - and looking forward to your news.

Marcie said...

Welcome back!! Looks like your 'time off' was busy and productive..with lots of spring changes. Exciting!!!

Ginnie said...

I love that you're back, Carola, and with so much energy...and life! Now I'm dying to hear the news you'll be sharing with us!