Sketches

The Joys and Stings of Gardening

Another month has passed! Ack! It goes by so fast!

Since my last post, I decided to officially take a month off from work and just be outside as much as possible. I had a long list of things to accomplish in the yard and work just made me frustrated and unhappy lately. A break was needed. I really enjoyed digging in the dirt….

Pulling out weeds…

And relaxing on the rocks under the tree by the flower beds, drinking loads of water.

Until a wasp got into my shirt and stung me MANY TIMES. Luckily I had a steroid ointment for stings and some Benadryl. I had to go to Urgent Care to get checked out the next day, and was given an anti-nausea medicine because I WAS SO SICK. Bugs. I tell ya.

Not long after I got stung, I finished my to-do list of outdoor chores. I felt really good after that. I felt stronger, I lost some weight, and I was happier. It was a much-needed break. And I found myself drawing again, wanting to draw again, and really looking forward to some new storylines. And the biggest lesson I learned in the garden? It doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to be done.

Sketches

Gardening

Hi!! I’m sorry I missed an update in April, but I hope everyone is staying healthy and finding some inner peace these days! I have been busy in the garden cleaning up the flowerbeds, planting grass and lavender and in general relaxing in the sunshine with all those tasks.

I’ve also been learning which birds are causing a racket around the house at 5am every morning. There is a chipping sparrow, black-capped chickadees, carolina wrens, cardinals, robins, red-bellied woodpeckers, blue jays, crows, and turkey vultures and a lot more! There’s a chipping sparrow that lives in a tree above the mailbox and he comes out on a branch and chips at us when we collect the mail. He is very tiny, but very loud.

You’re going to see a little more change in this website. I’m going to add a section for sketches, and update my portfolio more often.

But for now, I am going to sit on the porch and listen the birds holler. Have a great weekend!