Julie Prichard

In Mid February....

Julie Prichard
In Mid February....

In mid February I buy flowers because the rose bushes are bare. In Southern California, I get to wait until February to cut them back.. which means I should have blooms in late March or April. I am worried this year because we had a week or so of unusually hot weather, and many of the bushes literally had leaves back on them only a few days after they were pruned. The flowers pictured above are from Trader Joes...and I am sad to say that they did not last long...not nearly as long as their cousins that I purchase at Costco.

Chewie, sitting pretty in the San Diego "faux winter".

Chewie, sitting pretty in the San Diego "faux winter".

I'm the big procrastinator these days. I'm dragging my feet starting new now old art ideas that have been floating around in my head for a long time. Excuse after excuse...mostly fear keeps me from focusing. I need to remember that when I first started "art journaling", I painted 87...EIGHTY SEVEN pages during my "discovery" process. Eighty-seven pages before I could routinely see my style and what I was happy with. It seems daunting now, but if I focus, I am sure that time will go by quickly. I really think I am a seasonal artist.. I am not sure why I am very disciplined in the other areas of my life, but not so much in the art department. So, instead of painting, I have been taking pictures.. which I think will always be my first love.

Hope you're somewhere having fun. See you soon!