I find it difficult to somehow convey what life is like right now and to show you what I want to. There is a lot going on now what with my developmental psychology class and the unfolding spring with its tricksy weather and, of course, the progress of the studio remodeling. I will simply do my best to show you what is going on and hope that you will find it interesting. The photos I will show you are of my mom's studio just after she ( and I helped a bit!) finished the primer coat on the walls. She showed me her sketches of the mural she wants to create on the walls too. I also took photos of her lovely artwork and the views around my parents' house that inspire her. I couldn't help following the beginnings of new flowers peeking their leaf tips through the soil past dead growth as well as the chickens nibbling in the yard. Each spring seems like another triumph and its amazing that it never fails to delight me. I also love seeing the growing hope in my mother as she proceeds to change her studio space. She has longed for a room of her own to do with just how she wants. Like most of us though, she has that other voice that says ' why do you have to use THAT color? why can't you just use white?' I try to remind her to not listen to that unhelpful voice but she is the one in the end that must battle it. Maybe that's why spring seems even more meaningful this year to me; new growth is a battle against the past and the negativity that can stop us. I will have more pictures soon of the ongoing progress!