Monday, May 2, 2011

Enchanted Forest

8x10 painting by StudioZen in Tacoma Washington
I took a stroll through today and found a couple new favorite things there. I'm so grateful for this site as it gives me access to artists around the world in a virtual boutique and in the comfort of my fuzzy slippers, too!

I am always impressed by those who paint, and I am dazzled by those who work with glass! My sister makes mosaics that are jaw-dropping in their beauty and I have seen the effort involved in her art. I found another artist in Nevada who combines trees and glass work with lovely results, and wanted to share that with you today, as well as this charming painting by StudioZen.

Glass Tree Moon by GlassRiver, 14" diameter

As for my own enchanted forest, I am pleased that all the trees in and around our home have leafed out and are looking healthy after their winter's nap. The volunteer aspen trees that now grow outside our dining room window (thanks to our neighbor Joe's healthy root system) are about 10' tall. They literally sprang up at the end of last summer without leafing out, and now I'm excited for my first summer/fall seasons with these trees so close at hand. My husband thought he'd "weed" out these volunteer shoots, and I threw my body on top of them! What a fun result.

"The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today." Better yet is when they voluntarily grow in just the right place.

Thanks for stopping by and best wishes,

1 comment:

StudioZen said...

What a treat to see my Enchanted Forest on your lovely blog! Thank you so much!