"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, April 12, 2020

A Time of Renewal

Spring is just barely beginning to make itself known here in the high Sierra Nevada foothills - in fact we had snowfall last week and are still waiting for spring flowers to bloom. But a bevy of bunnies appeared on my dining table just in time for Easter morning. Surely Spring flowers will soon follow!

I wish everyone good health and safety in this time of new beginnings and renewal. My husband and I are doing well as we social distance. I hope to have some new work to show soon and have had a wonderful time checking out your blog sites and viewing all the inspiring artwork there.

Take very good care of yourselves!


  1. Love your bunnies, Susan! Hope you had a good Easter. Stay safe! Can't wait to see new work!

  2. What a wonderful Easter table and display of bunnies, they make me think of Beatrix Potter and how she made them come alive :-) Glad to hear you are well and safe. , looking forward to seeing your next creations .

  3. Een heel gezellige tafel met je konijntjes Susan, bij ons is de lente al terug in het land en komen de bloemen stilaan tevoorschijn...
    Blijf vooral gezond, groetjes van Simonne

  4. Bonjour ma chère Susan,
    De mon sud de la France, je t'envoie des pensées remplies de soleil, d'espoir en cette période traumatisante que nous vivons tous... Il n'est pas simple de rester créatif mais la frénésie qui nous anime habituellement nous pousse à continuer. Cette semaine, j'ai eu la chance de pouvoir recevoir mes fournitures dont notamment mes toiles que je fais faire sur mesure ( je demande à ce qu'elles soient enduites de 6 couches de Gesso et qu'entre chaque couche la toile soit passée sous un rouleau afin d'écraser les fibres. Cela confère une qualité et une grande finesse à la toile, beaucoup plus fine qu'un lin extra-fin). Je suis désolée pour toutes ces explications !! J'ai pu commencer ce matin un nouveau dessin. Jusque là, j'ai fait de la sculpture... Un travail différent mais tellement agréable aussi !
    J'espère que tout va bien pour toi et les tiens... j'attends très vite de pouvoir admirer une des tes prochaines oeuvres. Je t'embrasse très affectueusement et un immense merci pour ton adorable message.
    Mille bisous

  5. Such a beautiful display of bunnies on your table, Susan. I lost my bunny spirit this year! Not having family around was SO strange.
    Lets hope things will go back to normal living soon. Stay safe, my friend!!! ( I look forward to seeing your paintings again..)

  6. Don't know how I missed this. Love the collection of bunnies!

    Are you into some kind of new routine or is it pretty much the same for you?
    I have an artist friend who mentioned nothing has changed except now she no longer would feel guilty telling her hubby she doesn't want to go out.
    Hope you are finding you have adapted well. I have a feeling you are okay.
    stay safe.


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