My first springtime in Mississippi (1972) I thought, "Everyone should see Mississippi in the spring," and this is still true. The azaleas are so spectacular that we begin to take them for granted--huge blobs of magenta, pink, and fuchsia and an occasional snow-white bush for contrast.
My amaryllis have started blooming, along with some iris, but the azaleas are still the main event. The Bradford Pear trees put on a show when they are covered in white flowers for about a week. These are not native trees and we are advised not to plant them, but they make such a beautiful scene!
I finished the fourth quilted zinnia pictures; these finish at 19" and are stretched over foam core ready to drop in a frame. It's hard to pick a favorite from the lavender, rosy pink, yellow, and orange.
I made the first of this year's shared fiber art in our Southern Fiber Artists exchange for Michele Martin. This cardinal is shown against a wintery gray sky in aspen trees.
My exciting news is that two of my three pieces I submitted to SAQA's Prism Play Call for Entry were accepted and will be part of Prism Play: A Full Spectrum of Art Quilts, which will be touring from Spring 2022 through 2026.
|Chartreuse and Violet quilts juried into Prism Play|