(photo taken at Altamount Gardens, Ballon, Carlow)
Lots of preparation is happening in the garden and the studio in anticipation of a funfilled and exciting summer!
I always get so excited at this time of year, dreaming of harvesting all that we invest into ourselves, the land, our work. It seems that it all rests on the work which is done in spring and we must trust that we've done enough to reap a reward during the summer. Himself has done a power of work in our pollytunnel, preparing the soil, planting the seeds and tending to the seedlings.
I feel it's the same in the studio - a flickering of an idea is prepared, planted and tended to in order for it to grow into a piece. We trust the sun will shine enough to allow our ideas grow, we help with nourishing ideas and putting in the work but it's such an organic process ANYTHING can happen!
It's so exciting! I can't wait to see what's going to happen next :-)
Carlow's annual arts festival, (Éigse) is coming up and it's theme is 'civilizing the wilderness' - LOVE this theme, it's so rich and opens my mind up to a whole plethora of ideas and directions.
I cannot wait to see all the shows which will be on so if you're in the country from the 8th - 17th June 2012 do come down and have a look see!
Here's some of my newest works for my show at the Cathedral Parish Center during the festival.
So much to be done!!!
I'm sharing this post with all the great artists at Paint Party Friday - it's been an age since I participated in this - looking forward to seeing all the lovely work over there :-) x