Thursday, March 13, 2014

Catkins -Guest Heart Thursday

Though it is still snowing in parts of our country, here in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley, Spring has burst upon us.  Overnight the trees have sallied forth in colorful blooms and bright flowers spring from the ground.  The sun is shining today--right through my office window as I type.  Ah, it is SO beautiful and warm.

My niece and I have always enjoyed pussy willows, pretending the small catkins are tiny kittens.  They are one of the first signs of Spring.  It was her birthday recently, so I painted this picture of  her with all those darling little kitten catkins.  Springtime is coming--and there is always hope in the Spring. 

Of course, there is a heart in this picture--though I didn't hide it this time!

Have a lovely day and Happy Guest Heart Thursday!

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Anonymous said...

I love pussy willows - they're one of the things from Holland I miss (much too warm in CA for them) and lovely rendition of that. Happy to see a lot more art on your blog than before, Beth!
please put the copyright beneath your fairy tale below - it matters:)!
The copyright sign comes up when you type
(hold) shift and alt key at the same time -as type (on right side) the numbers 0169

Tammie Lee said...

hello Lady Beth ~

i LOVE this piece
it is so wildly and lovely creative
yes you are
and charming and cute too!
blossoms... i can only imagine!

Leovi said...

Wonderful portrait, I love your kitties!

Helena said...

LOL! Love the pussy willows. Very cute.

Gay McKinnon said...

Beautiful work Beth - imaginative, with beautiful colours and lovely lines!