Summerfield Indian Paintbrush
by Nancy Medina
Oil on Archival Panel
Summerfield Indian Paintbrush was my class demonstration this morning for my workshop in North Texas. A group of very talented ladies made spring blossoms happen in hopes that winter has left us, while we enjoyed a plethora of desserts and snacks, donuts, a strawberry concoction that was so delicious I hope I never get the recipe lest I gain 100 pounds, and some well meaning soul even brought healthy fruit wedges! My shattering donut devotion was undeterred, however, and I'm proud to say I had three. And another after class I had secretly sequestered into my carry bag.
Class was not far from the farm, so I came straight to mom's afterward. This is mom's third week in hospice care, and her new medication has been immensely helpful. Her confusion is gone, though her body is progressively weaker with time. It's so good to have my mom back. I'm sure later tonight we'll have our obligatory bowl of midnight popcorn and then some chocolate to wash it down with. At this rate, it should be interesting to see how long before I go up another pant size...
We are definitely ready for spring in the Texas Hill Country!