Thursday, April 21, 2011

A day in the tulips

I haven't posted a new blog for almost 2 months! I've been soooo busy painting, packing and figuring out how to downsize, having a new house built! So, what do you do when you become overwhelmed? Take a day off and head out to the tulip fields with a good friend! Amazing artist, Sharyn Sowell and I had this little trip planned for over a year and yesterday we finally made it. The fields were ablaze with incredible colors, such inspiration. We went a little crazy with our Nikons, I think between us we took about 800 shots. That's just kinda what happens when two artists who are in total love with nature are let loose in a place like this.  Here are just a few of the gorgeous sights....

beautiful Skagit Valley fields

We had to stop an smell every hyacinth we passed

a lonely bulb from last year's field

a brand new variety "New Design"



  1. When it comes to flowery eye candy, we know how to score! And antiquey fun to top it off. We will have more good times in the Big Apple, as well. Surtex, here we come. Until then, locked in the studio. Even if it's sunny this weekend!

  2. Dear Jane,

    I found you through Sharyn's blog~ You have such a lovely place here! And you've met Marjolein Bastin! She lives about forty five minutes from me here in Kansas City, and I've been trying to get up my nerve to go visit, but haven't yet. :)

    I love herbs, too, and am loving all of your designs.

    Blessings to you,


  3. Hello Marqueta,
    So nice to meet you! Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope you're able to meet Marjolein someday. She is such a lovely person and it was a dream come true for me.