Wednesday, April 9, 2014
In March I was busy as a bee making new stuff for Surtex, which will be in NYC in just a month. I felt the calling (oh, sooo strong!) to paint the Ocean again, after more than 10 years that I didn't (I used to paint many sea related themes previously, even if I've always thought I wasn't a "sea person"). I was back on the road again, exploring and feeling the Spring vibes through my whole body driving along the country roads of this glorious Country!
I cooked, cleaned, cried an awful lot, started makeovers, celebrated, observed the light change and the first sunbeams come again into my studio through the window, like last Spring when I first moved to this house; have felt the warmth of sunshine on my skin like it was italian, and realized it's universal and always present, even on cloudy or rainy days ; have seen thousands of daffodils, that took my breath away each and every time I spotted yellow in the distance, picked and treated myself to endless bunches of them (differently from Italy where you cannot find them if not as bulbs, at least where I used to live, in England you can find fresh daffodils for sale everywhere). I reaffirmed strongly my love for yellow, and wondered why lots of people say I like this and dislike that color? Colors are all sooo amazing! Could you imagine a world without yellow or orange?? They are in sunsets, rocks, fruits, vegetables, spontaneous flowers, birds feathers, fish, butterflies...
In March, I picked the first colored posy of Spring flowers in our garden, enjoyed several gorgeous sunsets, decided to get rid of all of the chemicals in our home and started a mission to natural housecleaning and natural everything, felt a big (very big) project I have in my heart and mind calling me out loud, decided I can do that and it's my intention to do that; had a steep spiritual growth again, planted sweet peas in my secret garden, sowed zucchini indoors on the windowsill, and reaffirmed to myself I am a romantic, old- fashioned girl! After all, I love wearing brimmed hats, jabot shirts, lacy gloves, pearls and cameos, long, long large skirts and petticoats, tartan trousers and Oxford shoes, a ribbon or flower in my hair. Not trendy at all, and maybe also a bit demodé- but that's who I am, and I feel good, so good this way!