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Spring Musings

It's been a few months since I last posted but what can I say other than life has been crazy, and wow can you believe it's almost May!? I know! I can't believe it either. Here in the Hudson Valley winter and spring have been acting more like a disgruntled married couple than the beautiful change of the seasons they are supposed to be working hand in hand as they pass the baton from one to the other. One day it's warm and glorious, the next it's cold and windy with the threat of a frost. I don't know what's going on (insert a shrug followed by a sigh here), but I know it's set me behind in the garden. There is so much to do this year! Perennials to split/move, beds to be raked out, new areas to cultivate. Not to mention our entire property needs a good first mow. Gosh I love to mow, can't wait to get on my mower and ride again! You know though, I have to say... despite the frequently chilly temps and excessive rain the world is still blooming. The trees are oh my gosh, and all of the spring blossoms are amazing to say the least. Is it just me or does every spring feel like the first?

As for what's been going on since last I wrote, I have a few and exciting things to share. Firstly if you're local and would like to see my work in person, maybe even take a piece home with you... then I highly suggest you make a reservation at The Grange in Warwick New York. Not only do they offer the finest farm to table cuisine and local brews, but they also have allowed me to decorate their walls with my paintings. I love The Grange, and I am always honored when they ask me to hang my work on their charming old brick walls. So go! Dine and enjoy the view. And hey, leave me a comment below if you do, because I would just love to know if you did.

Another thing I am delighted to share is that you can currently find me, my work, and some words about the connection between my art/gardens in two separate publications. The first publication being Stampington and Company's "In Her Garden" volume #1, and the other being Uppercase Magazine issue #53. I am over the moon to be in these magazines and my heart is so full with gratitude for these opportunities. If you would like a copy of either of these magazines you can purchase "In Her Garden" at Michaels Arts and Craft Stores, Barnes & Noble, or online. Uppercase Magazine can be purchased directly from their website.

And lastly, drum roll please..... I have some items listed in my shop. Pop on over and take a look, would you? I have some notecards to offer, vinyl stickers, and some necklaces. Yay!

Anything else going on? Hmm... besides art and the garden I cut 5 inches off of my hair and also got a new tattoo, so thus far it's been a damn fine spring. Oh! and I visited NYC with my husband and boys. We enjoyed Central Park and The Museum of Natural History. Big shout out to life feeling a little more "normal" lately. And with that I bid you adieu! Thanks for reading, I hope you are all well, and that you have more stable and consistent weather than I do. If you don't, worry not... sooner than later spring has to win and then we can all complain about how hot and sweaty we are. Be well, stay safe, and be healthy! Don't give up on your hand sanitizer!

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22 Μαΐ 2022

You and your work look lovely, Ashlie! What a nice place to have it on display. Congrats on the magazine features. I love that our pieces are side by side in UPPERCASE. :)

Hope you're having a lovely spring!


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And I forgot to say hooray for new tattoos and haircuts. I need to figure out a good place to go for tattoos here. When I lived in Ohio I had a favorite studio but haven't looked in Wisconsin yet.

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