I've had an intensive and productive gardening interlude, consisting mainly of renovating and mulching a 140' long perennial/shrub bed, with bouts of vegetable gardening, planting containers, pruning trees, pulling poison ivy, and so forth and so on. There's some odds and ends to finish up, but for the most part I'm at the point where I can spend the rest of the summer wandering about the yard, beverage in hand, admiring and inspecting and harvesting. And spreading (organic) slug bait.
It's been a refreshing break creatively as well, as I am mentally refreshed, full of ideas and excited about returning to work in the studio. My main focus in the coming months will be on work in my Flora and Fauna series, which will be debuting at the Pennsylvania Arts Experience in Lancaster in October. Towards that goal, I've just made some cyanotype prints, including viburnum leaves, above, and maple leaves, below:
More to come, stay tuned!