Springtime colors in Washington DC... I'm here for a few days helping my dear friend set up her artwork for an exhibition...happy to be here for her in all ways.... And an added bonus...the cherry blossoms are absolute perfection!!!!!!
Monday, April 20, 2015
I was introduced to the work of this artist by my Dutch friend. I would love to be in his studio surrounded by his world. It feels so familiar to me, and love it. She is his friend and told me she would take me there, sometime soon I hope. Until then.... a video and several images for you. He has an exhibit up now: http://centraalmuseum.nl/en/visit/exhibitions/couzijn-van-leeuwen-pleasure-garden/
Sunday, April 19, 2015
I have planted hundreds of bulbs at my house, but most of them have disappeared, probably eaten by hungry animals. And so many daffodils nearly all of them gone. I had a dream about fields of springtime yellow daffys when I first moved to this house... But there are a few still, mostly ones I transplanted from my friend Charlotte's house, and now that she is gone
(Though she made it to about 97), I am happy that these are the little faces thAt greet me in the spring, reminding me of her unique personality and earthly presence. She told me once that she had bought them from a catalogue, in the 40s probably, and had planted them in a row, that grew so full of flowers you could have picked buckets of them and not made a dent in the field of color. I miss not being able to visit her anymore, but am so happy to be reminded now, every spring when I am visited by her spirit in these flowers....
Posted by Jenny Mendes at Sunday, April 19, 2015