I have taken a long and fruitful hiatus from blogging and all things social media over the past months. Why? I needed to regroup, reorganize, reenergize and get some inspired fire back into my creative work. I went to Italy to paint and look at landscapes with a dear friend. I have been drawing a lot by hand. I convinced my husband that the best use for our garage is to house my sample library which had previously been stashed in various places. I have learned to love and appreciate the early morning outings with my dog as a time for awakening and preparing for the day ahead. I have been pouring through books and magazines looking at images that make my heart sing. And (more on this soon) I have been making daily pilgrimages to the 6-acre plot of land my husband and I bought north of Boulder to daydream about the new house we will soon build. Now I’m ready to come back, to start blogging again, and to share lots of new work.
I’ve been wondering where to start for weeks, so rather than trying to find the perfect thing to reemerge with, I’m just going to begin by sharing what’s on my mind today, right now. I got my hands on a beautiful new book, called Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens by Charlotte M. Frieze.
It’s full of gorgeous imagery and interesting projects, but most significant for me was an introduction to the work of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects. I had loosely heard of their work in the past, but never really looked at it. This morning I took some time to admire their portfolio. And on the subject on making one’s heart sing, Ten
Eyck’s West TX Ranch imagery sure does it for me.