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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sow Some Seeds in the Garden and in Art

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
                                                          -Henry Van Dyke

Farmhouse Shadows 
by Judith F Lochbrunner
acrylic on canvas
 ( Carillon Clinic Art Collection)

The countdown to spring is on and gardeners here are starting seeds under the lights inside to get a jump start on the season.  Heirloom tomato and sweet peppers seeds have been placed on top of lightweight potting mix in shallow trays.  The seeds are then covered with poultry grit (crushed limestone) to allow air circulation and some light to promote germination and healthy seedlings.  

(All those delicious tomatoes and sweet peppers start here each March.)

Sowing seeds is a metaphor for becoming an artist.  Nothing can or will happen without starting with basic steps.  Time, proper care and perseverance are also important in creating art for display and sale.

Seeds have an estimated harvest date, art has no such guarantee.   But when it happens the matching of the art and the collector brings great joy.

The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program at Carillon Clinic celebrated many artists with a tea on March 6, 2017.  At the tea the publication of "Healing Arts in the Blue Ridge" which is a compilation of representative works from Carillon Clinic's Art Collection was presented.

(Each artist whose work is represented in the book received a copy.)

(Farmhouse Shadows is featured on page 71.)

Sometimes the "harvest" is something quite unexpected and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  

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  1. Congratulations Judith! Awesome! This is such a lovely piece. The compostion, the soft feeling, the textures. I love the hint of cloud, the shadows, the lines that don't match up. Wonderful :)

  2. Thank you for the beautiful comment!