A while back, I posted a picture of several clay flowerpots I had painted. Today I finished stenciling one of them and wanted to share my work with you. This pot stands 11 inches high so it took a while to complete. Bluebells seemed to be the perfect flower for beginning my stenciling activities again.
It wasn’t until I got my stencils, brushes and oil crayons out that I realised how much I have missed stenciling. For me, it is a soothing activity and always fills me with a sense of peace and accomplishment.
For the past several days, this has been a good way to pass some time while recuperating from having done too much in the garden. As we get into planting and working in our gardens, I have a suspicion that I am not the only one who overdoes it at times, in an enthusiasm to get much accomplished.
There’s something about the quality of light at this time of year that draws me outdoors and of course, there is always some work to be done. This morning, I had coffee in the garden with my friend Kerry and didn’t do more than a few minutes worth of planting. I was reminded of how important it is to take time to enjoy the flowers.
As Kerry mentioned reading about a garden who said she spent 95 % of her time gardening and only 5 % time enjoying their garden, I decided I wanted to spend more of my time savouring the flowers and foliage during this short window of gardening time we have here on the Canadian prairies.