Country Woman Studio

Never Mind the Mess…

gouache+watercolor painting by l.a.scott
Gouache painting

Coyotes + Jack Rabbits

 

I wanted to say hello with a little diversion in gouache and watercolor whilst wading thru the ups and downs of illness. I’m definitely seeking a light at the end of the tunnel. I should say scope. I hope my doctor finds some anyway!

 

I am trying to accept some realities that I’d prefer to not need. To make my life easier(I’m told). It’s time for the “serious meds”. What fun!

 

I’ve spent a lot of this past year suffering with inflammatory bowel disease that has come out of remission. Boring I know. It has kept me from most everything I’d like to do and forced me to visit my gastroenterologist too many times! I am lucky as he’s been my GI doc for at least 25 years! He’s a good one and listens. Rare these days!

 

Best to focus on things that create joy… our new gardening project(s) 👩🏼‍🌾, painting LOOSE in acrylics finally.

That is getting me out of my mess‼️🎨

Go see! Robert Burridge!

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about.
~ Rumi

 

 

And sitting in the sunshine, watching my roses come to life!

Courtyard Garden Roses

Double Delight floribunda rose in courtyard

 

I will share my paintings soon… have to put them together with a camera or remember my iPad can do that. Ah, technology.

 

Be well, friends… your health is worth your attention!

hydrangeas-baby

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”

“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“The Secret Garden”

dawn's light-countrywomqnpaints.com

Early early…
the light is coming over the hills,
bringing green into view.

 

trees at dawn-countrywomanpaints.com

A lovely yellow light that makes everything shimmer for just a moment.
Like shining thru a thousand tiny water drops,
all is magnified to it’s essence.

Cherry Trees

countrywomanpaints.com-walnut orchard in green pastures

English walnuts stand in front of the eucalyptus grove.

 

countrywomanpaints-petaluma river to bay

The bay in morning light following a full day and night of blessed downpours.

one narcissus with many more behindcountrywomanpaints.com-An Offering of the Deepest Luscious Green of Early Spring

time is my time is our
time for springtime is love time
and viva sweet love

(all the merry little birds are
flying in the floating in the
very spirits singing in
are winging in the blossoming)

lovers go and lovers come
awandering
awondering

but any two are perfectly
alone there’s nobody else alive

(such a sky and such a sun
i never knew and neither did you
and everybody never breathed
quite so many kinds of yes)

not a tree can count his leaves
each herself by opening
but shining who by thousands mean
only one amazing thing

(secretly adoring shyly
tiny winging darting floating
merry in the blossoming
always joyful selves are singing)

sweet spring is your
time is my time is our
time for springtime is lovetime
and viva sweet love.
e.e. cummings

©2016-17 CountryWomanStudio by L.A. Scott – All rights reserved.

male bluebirds
Blue Birds

Blue Bird Get-Together

 

Blue bird nest box

Stuffed Blue Bird Box

 

As you can see, they’ve been busy. Again… !

bluebird-nest-eggs

They’ve laid a late winter clutch of eggs despite it’s crowded with the messy nests from the previous clutches.

Apparently mom and dad could care less they need to do a little housecleaning!
What happened to “nesting” prior to baby coming?

So already they are busy duplicating themselves. I’m embarrassed for them most of the year excepting cold, wet weather, when they are definitely less inclined for romance.
The weather’s been rather pleasant so… why not? It’s icy cold but no matter. I guess they keep themselves warm in that box.
And there’s more bluebirds everywhere.
Now that’s a lovely thing.

In order to make progress, there is only NATURE,
and the eye is turned through contact with her.
Paul Cezanne

 

When I first moved here 2 decades ago, there were none! Now it is rare to glance out a window that I don’t see at least one…Usually two! Later in the fountain, we might see half a dozen!

 

male bluebirds

The Boys

 

We must be doing something right! I hope the Bird Research Dept. from Sonoma State University sees this since it was they who first told me the Western Blue Birds had disappeared from the Sonoma Mountains. I decided to try to do something about that…
{I have western blue bird nest boxes all over the place… they REALLY work!}

Next I want to try owl boxes!

 

Screech Owl

 

Tho they have a perfectly good barn, they are very territorial and so there aren’t many in it. And there aren’t many barns anymore. We could use more owls on the ranch to help control rodents. And I love that lovely haunting sound only owls can make as they call to each other.

Ah, I digress… Often!

 

bluebird-female

A Girl

 

bird nest-countrywomanpaints.com

birds eye view from meal worm feeder & nest

 

Enjoy the day as these blue birds do, a moment at a time ~
Being in each moment as it comes to you.
And I shall do the same~

 

blue-bird-babe-countrywomanpaints.com

blue bird babes

 

three birds on wire

two blues, one fat dove on a wire 🙂

 

 

We live in a rainbow of chaos. Paul Cezanne

 

 

CountryWomanStudio by L.Adelaide Scott, ©2017. All rights reserved.
gouache+watercolor painting by l.a.scott

Vineyard + Pastures

Vineyard + Pastures

Vineyard + Pastures in Winter

 

Vineyard Winter

The Sun Appears!!!
I have missed you, sun!

vineyard-l.a.scott

 

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“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us.
Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.”
― Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Art, Photography and Text by L.Adelaide Scott, ©2017. All rights reserved.

Moon Woman

I am very weary lately.

My body has been behaving badly. Chronic illness never lets you forget you cannot reach what you cannot find. It is a lonely place where the one who is ill is often invisible or good at pretending everything is fine. However… No thing is fine. I have a complex mess of autoimmune diseases. As I age, I get more because my immune system is not doing what it was designed to do.
HEAL the body!

frida kahlo painting body cast

Frida Kahlo once said she painted her pain upon her body casts because she had to. I understand.
As time went on to it’s inevitable destination, she said she did not need feet as she had wings to fly.
Fly she did…

A new immune disorder has emerged this past few years. Asthma.  The diagnosis explains much of what has plagued me for decades.
Mast Cell Activation Disorder/disease/syndrome.(they haven’t decided at last check)

With this comes a hematologist, allergist, pulmonary specialist, cardiologist, GI doctors, neurosurgeons(degenerative discs), oral surgeon …  As life would have it, my doctor of 20+ years retired last year to sail the Pacific. And he is. His departure led me down a rabbit hole. I didn’t have the heart nor energy to find another doctor in my journey toward some semblance of health. I was tired with little money to spend out of pocket. It was difficult and grim to face so many unexpected, troubling obstacles AND find another doctor to take his place. I did nothing for a year and more.

Life goes on,
la dee dah…

Any blood disorder involving the white blood cells isn’t good… Continue Reading