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Monday, May 23, 2011

Musing: Art outside the Box:The Call of the Less Wild than It Was

Every year I find myself drawn into the veggie garden. This little plot of land was part of my parking lot until I begged my godson Tom to dump 500 pounds of Sam's Choice
 ( and I do not mean potatoes) on  it. This year, Lauren Strach and my neighbor Liam Oberlander offered me special help that made my garden much more organized, green and growing. Every year it provides enough lettuce, spinach, squash, peas and beans to feed me and every raccoon and bunny in Porter. We even manage to feed a neighbor or two. My crop of Japanese Beetles each year is magnificent.


Of course it's awfully hard to get out of the veggie garden and into the studio. Here is Bedelia Birdy Buttercup, greyhound in charge, trying to herd me out of the garden. She's not having much luck this year.
Ah well. She's not having much luck with the bunny either. Which is why I finally quilted the bunny in.












Sometimes your art is your life, that great river of creativity, clutter and projects. Then suddenly your life  is the art of the moment, the placing of pots of plants or the need to find clean forks. It all gets unbalanced if it's simply one or the other. So as I sit in the veggie garden, watching the plants grow and hearing the happy munching of bunnies I know I"ll find my way back to the studio, but probably after lunch. And aren't I glad I planted all that lettuce?
Blossom in the Moonlight is one of three quilts on special sale on my site at http://www.ellenanneeddy.com/gallery.php. Can you find the other two? They're part of the river of art that goes on, once I get myself out of the art of my life.

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