Thursday, May 27, 2010

perpetual pull to procrastinate per the presence of peonies


Did I mention to you that it's peony season? Well it is.

And that's a big deal for me. I do love my peonies. They are my favorite right after hydrangeas. As a singular blossom, they are singular. They make a person feel pretty just looking at them. Wouldn't you agree?


Yesterday, instead of washing and packing and getting the house generally in order for Sugar Daddy to take up the post while I'm gone for the weekend, I took photos of peonies. Because it made me happy. And you know what they say about momma being happy.

So I took some photos and fed the babies and ate a handful of pecans. Then I looked at the clock and I only had an hour before I had to start dinner and the laundry needed to be cycled and the dishwasher needed to be unloaded and I still hadn't found those thingamajigs that my sister asked me to bring with me.

So I sat down with my watercolors and pens and doodled more peonies.

Birdie plopped down at my feet on the floor of my studio and ate animal crackers. I keep them handy for times when I need to bribe small children.

This is how the day went. And this is why I was still packing and doing wash into the wee hours of the morning and why I hope that no one asks me any hard questions today. I'm too tired to think.

All I know is it's peony season and that's a big deal.

Peony sketch


the emily said...

Peonies are my FAVORITE. I wish I knew how to grow them.

Elizabeth said...

Peonies are my favorite, too, up there with lilacs, actually. The prints you've posted are gorgeous -- so delicate.

Anna said...

I love your post! I love peonies so much that my 2Peas username is "Pinkpeonies." LOL

Gorgeous, gorgeous art! I have a whole wall in my dining room dedicated to peonies. TFS!

Anna said...

Oh, and you've just inspired me to try my own hand at drawing the beauts! Thanks!

Almay said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful peonies!