Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I love farmers market. I love spring with its bright colors, the fresh green and the flowers that preview summer. And now we are about to leap into summer. Thank God. I live in the Pacific Northwest and we have had a very long, very wet fall, winter and spring. I mean really wet. And did I mention cool? Snow in June up in the mountains. T-ball games snowed out in May. This week has been sunny every day and seems to be the front end of summer, and hopefully the full on grey days of the last 8 months will be behind us for at least 60 days. We can hope. With this sun I am finding my inspiration again. I seem to have misplaced it in the last 4 months. Couldn't find it anywhere. I looked in the closet, I looked under the stairs, looked in the shade garden, I even looked under the bed in that old box of stuff I save for special occasions. But alas, no inspiration. Then, while walking through farmers market with the glorious sun beaming onto our necks, I found it. sitting under one of the tarps with a fancy little sign saying 'Cupcakes'. Yes, there with the pink tulle and rainbow colored sugar sprinkles sat my inspiration. Arranged on a plain white plate, topped in mountains of icing, dotted with sugar dust. I can feel the inspiration nagging at me as I finish projects that have to be done first, and I can feel it swirling around in my stomach as I type this posting. To hell with sending that follow up email, I think I need to go sit in the sun, sketch book in my lap, and reconnect with the muse of all muses.