Arrival of Spring

San Pedro is about 20 minutes drive from my house.  The climate often has the feel of the Mediterranean. This past Thursday was one of those days.  The air brushed against my skin with just a hint of breeze blowing.  I drove to a small park that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and I felt like I was in Greece.

Nearby the park is the Korean Bell.  It is a huge bell surrounded by a beautifully painted pagoda.  It was given to the city of San Pedro by the the Republic of Korea to honor veterans of the Korean War, and consolidate friendship between the two countries.

I’m participating in a monthly art project with blog artists in Germany.  Each month there is a theme, and involves handmade stamps and patterns. This month is spring flowers. I’m thinking of ideas, but in the meantime I remembered an acrylic piece I had made using a linoleum stamp.  I was trying to make each row a shade lighter as I scrolled down the canvas.

I also found this piece of fabric I bought a while back, but haven’t decided what to do with it.

And here, a photo of some beautiful flowers I came upon during my walk yesterday.

“I had always planned to make a large painting of the early spring, when the first leaves are at the bottom of the trees, and they seem to float in space in a wonderful way.  But the arrival of spring can’t be done in one picture.”  David Hockney

Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your week.




7 thoughts on “Arrival of Spring

  1. ahh i love your torti sitting there on the wall. Wow, I haven’t been to San Pedro in years., years and years – I think there is a trip in my future to there – glad to be reminded that this area even exists. I’m a bit tired of mountain living because everything now feels so far away. We use to love to the coast on a day trip – usually though more on the southern beaches like Laguna down to San Juan Capistrano. Love your art pieces and that fabric!

  2. I love the flower fabric. It’s really unusual. The way you describe the cool breeze
    brushing against your face is such a subtle thing but I really love when that
    happens also.

  3. Your carved stamps are always wonderful and that piece of fabric is to die for!! have fun creating your finished flower art!! Hope you will post it.

  4. you really are so lucky to live in such a sun-spoilt Country!
    the stamped flowers in Fading rows are beautiful, and i´m sure i would have bought this fabric, too! very nice!!
    and the cat photo is great:)
    all the best, johanna

  5. you have such a great place nearby!! I wish I could be there and have a look to the sea and these wonderful flowers! your acrylic piece is so lovely and the fabric fantastic. I’m curious what you are doing with it!
    🙂 mano

  6. If I look at your great landscape photos, I would also like to live in such a warm country. You’ve got it good!
    Very beautiful spring flowers are also to be seen here – the fabric I like very well!
    Greetings – Ulrike

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