Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring to Summer, a beginning

After spending a full week feeling very under the weather, I am overjoyed to be back in the familiar surroundings of my studio. I am terribly behind and have so much to do. However, I have been quite anxious to begin creating pages in this new season journal.

Eager to record the details of a Spring that is beginning to slowly creep in around me that I could not help but to set my list of to-dos aside.

Saturday was my first time outside in four days. I marveled at the changes that had occurred since the last Monday when I returned from Portland. Buds and leaves are now protruding from once bare branches. The small green stems of flowers are peeking up from between the remnants of withered foliage. And set forth as a melody to a song, I listened to the conversation between a pair of chickadees.

All these signs of Spring to inspires my first pages.

"Slayer of winter, art thou here again?
O welcome, thou that bring'st the summer nigh!
The bitter wind makes not thy victory vain,
Nor will we mock thee for thy faint blue sky.
Welcome, O March! whose kindly days and dry
Make April ready for the throstle's song.
Thou first redresser of the winter's wrong!

Yea, welcome, March! and though I die ere June,
Yet for the hope of life I give thee praise,
Striving to swell the burden of the tune
That even now I hear thy brown birds raise,"

-William Morris


liz elayne said...

how i love to listen to the dialogue duet of chickadees. they bring such a smile to my face.

love these glimpses into your creating and journaling.

happy soon to be spring to you dear friend!

purple bird art said...

the journal page is beautiful, Tracie - so glad that spring has come for you, as well

Visual-Voice said...

Lovely journal. Your work inspires me to create things by hand, which isn't something I normally do. I sent a Banjo Bunny e-card for you. Please click the link to view. http://www.banjobunny.com/viewcard.php?reqid=47e2c7671dbfc

warmly, Susan

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Gorgeous pages, Tracie! Your chickadees are so darling.