DSC06379White blossoms...


DSC06379the first thing to bloom in my Spring garden.


DSC06379I never get enough of Spring blossoms,


DSC06379especially these lovely white ones. We had unseasonably warm weather today.


DSC06379I wanted to do everything,


DSC06379plant pansies,


DSC06379do some Spring cleaning,


DSC06379take a ride to see Daffodils in bloom.


DSC06379Instead I painted flowers,


DSC06379purple Hydrangeas for Amanda’s Guest book, her bridal shower is Saturday.


DSC06379I painted purple Hydrangeas for another journal.


DSC06379I spent the day designing Scrapbooks of Inspiration,


DSC06379they are in the process of blooming...


DSC06379just like my Spring garden...


DSC06379It takes time for inspiration to bloom.


Claudia from Dippity Road is hosting Finding Beauty Friday. A celebration of finding the beauty around us.

DSC06379The song for this post is Love is Here to Stay, sigh...and so is Spring!

Elyse said...

hi karen,

what a lovely way to spend a lovely day!

you know i just love how you paint flowers. i have my karen-original right where i can see it daily. looking forward to planting my little shabby shed garden soon.


Joyce said...

Your paintings always amaze me. Your work is so beautiful. Art show at the Goddard House this Sunday. Let me know if you'ld like to go. Heading for Ink About It Friday morning for Design Academy. Can't wait. One seat left..........

Deb said...

That is a beautiful post. My love of white flowers only deepens with each Spring. You have a real gift with your paintings. I loved it all. Deb

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Karen,

How beautiful everything is at your place and of course your painting always leaves me feeling so inspired ♥....we spent the day looking out through the woods at all the trees blooming. And watching our favorite birds, the pileated woodpecker [woody woodpecker]..they are everywhere this time of year. We think we've spotted a possible nest.

I wanted to thank you for the info about Picnik. I signed up for the premium plan so I can have a lot of fun. :0)

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

LiLi M. said...

Spring is my favorite season too! Lucky couple who has flowers from you on their wedding. Your art is gorgeous, as ever!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen, you world is BEAUTIFUL...your home, your garden, your art.....your blog is TRULY a SCRAPBOOK OF INSPIRATION! I can't even communicate the love in my heart for the world you paint for us.

MERCI!!!! Anita

Lori said...

Karen, your paintings are so beautiful...and your yard is looking so pretty too with your trees all a~bloom!!!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Hello Karen! Your watercolors are so very beautiful! You have such a cheerful color palette when you paint! And can you believe our weather?! It is gorgeous oustide, and everything is blooming like crazy! Your flowering tree is wonderful! Have a lovely day!

Louise xo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh, I soooo love all of your painted flowers! Sooooo beautiful Karen!

Vee said...

It isn't possible to do it all, is it? Shoot! I keep hoping and failing, but I don't have the lovely gift of painting and creating to fall back upon. What a very special guest book that one is!

vignette design said...

I'm so glad I discovered you Karen! You are so talented. I was just savoring all your photos of your art. Loved the hydrangaes in the pot.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Karen
We both are treasuring blossoming trees today.
Your paintings are lovely, very much like a book I received as a gift 'The Painted Garden' by Mary Woodin. You could do something similar.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Dear Karen.

Oh to be a little bird on your shoulder and watch you as you creature your lovlies! You are amazingly talented.

Yes and your yard is to die for. You must have nothing but energy!

Thank you so much for being such a lovely inspiration to me.

Biggest of hugs!