Friday, February 22, 2013

Summerfield Indian Paintbrush and a Texas Landscape Workshop by Nancy Medina

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!


CrimsonLeaves said...

You are such a skinny Minnie so I don't think you'll have to worry about the next size up in pants! I am also so glad to hear your mom is feeling better. Have to say if I came upon this field in real life, I'd have a hard time leaving it! Truly beautiful!!

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Cindy said...

I absolutely love this one. It's magnificent and delightful. I think I too would have a hard time leaving it.

Nancy Medina said...

Thanks Sherry! If you could see how much chocolate mom is making me eat, you would understand my concern! :)

Nancy Medina said...

Thanks so much Cindy! The photos we worked from are from a friend of mine who lives in the Texas hill country. She got tons of wildflower photos at the peek of the season!