It seems like ages since I have shown you a new painting. I did finish quite a few in the past weeks but all of them were commissioned. I am now back to a normal flow of canvases that need to be finished at a certain date and it sure is a little less stressful. And working in my studio this time of the year is pure pleasure with the sun rays hitting my work table just at the right angle. Talking about sun, I can not wait to work in the garden! The snow is melting fast around the house and already I have spied the lilac buds getting ready for their big May show. Soon there will be so much to do at a time, lots of fixing, cleaning up, organizing, all in a very short time. Blame it on global warming, for the past years it seems like winter lasts forever than suddenly spring arrives, stays for a very short visit than moves away as quickly as it came to give its place to summer with its high temperature and its humidity. And since winter lasts almost 5 months, you can just imagine what a rush we get when it finally leaves! Flowers, flowers, I love flowers! I grow just about any kind you can imagine, annuals, perennials, biannuals, mostly all from seeds. I got my green thumb from my grandmother Gabrielle who was a real garden fairy. I inherited from her the curiosity of growing the unusual plant in the most unusual garden. Like her, I am a plant thief! One day, I will get arrested by the police for having stolen too many plant cuttings !!! I do it so often that I always keep a few ziplocks and wet paper towels in my shoulder purse, just in case I come face to face with an unknown specie. I do stop my car on the highway to collect seeds of wild flowers and I am a sucker for any plant swap at the local fair. This Spring Fairy and Flower painting is currently available on eBay or if you want to get her right now instead of bidding , you can snatch it in my Etsy store. Gotta go back to work now, my paintbrushes are drying ! I just can't wait to show you my new Frida painting ! It is almost finished, just have to had a few more details and it will be done !