Saturday, February 16, 2008

Come on Spring!

First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
Crocus.
~Lilja Rogers



Every year around this time, like most people, my thoughts turn toward warmer weather and Spring. Now that we own our own house and a 1/2 acre of land I can finally start planning some really great veggie and flower gardens. My mother is a green thumb and some of that has rubbed off onto me. Our house's previous owners (from 1949 - 2007) planted tons of bulbs. The warm weather we had a week ago has made many of them start to flower already. I don't ever remember seeing flowers so early in the year so it was a nice surprise.

Our taste of warm weather was short lived however, with cold temps and snow and sleet last week. So, I did what I had to do to cheer up. I booked a week at the beach in August. Everyone needs a summer vacation in a sunny, happy place to look forward to, don't they? I found the perfect little apartment right on the beach. The balcony even faces the ocean! I can't wait to sit there in the morning and read the paper while a have my coffee. I also want to wake up a sunrise one of those days and take some pictures of the wild ponies on Assateague Island. Well, I'm getting a little ahead of myself. This post was supposed to be about Spring!

In hopes of an early spring I've painted a lovely little Dutch rabbit sign today. She is sitting in a patch of tulips and crocus. Next week is the Ebay strike. Since my Ebay earnings feed my family I cannot participate as much as I'd like. I will still be listing a few things. however, I hope to add some new things to Etsy, complete 2 custom orders and add a piece or two to a new auction site that should be up and running tomorrow. This site was created by fellow Ebay artists that are upset with the new policy changes and fee increases. I hope it will be a success for all of us. I will post the link when I know the site is up and ready for business!

Thank you for reading!
Jen

Spring bunny sign, now on Ebay.



First flowers of 2008!

2 comments:

Loves.Nature said...

What an adorable bunny, love the colors, it shouts Spring.

Wish eBay would leave their pricing alone, they are going to ruin a good thing. With the rising price of living, gas, electric, food, etc. it's going to be harder for people to afford nice fun things. Do you ever sell on Craig's list? The only bad thing about that is it's only for the local area, no shipping.

Can't wait to check out the new selling website.

Tina

Designs by CK said...

Jen ~ Thanks for the friend add on MySpace! '-)

Ooooh love your spring bunny...the tulips are wonderful!

Hugs,
Chris :)