You might remember that I grew up on a farm. This time of year makes me think of newborn lambs, in their baggy oversized skins, with grubby little spots of their knees from falling down while they run around. I also remember buying white eggs once a year, because brown eggs don't dye very well. I can also remember having hunts not just for easter eggs but also for the caches that the free-range hens were hiding. (One thing no one tells you about free-range chickens is that they will not necessarily come back to their coop to lay their eggs. not the smart ones, anyway. So you need to keep an eye on them and find their caches. They are not that smart so they will keep laying at a cache for a bit after the eggs start disappearing, but then they will find a new hiding spot and you have to start over again!)
This is a painting I finished inking this week, another in the Forest Spirits series. Also inspired by my time on the island.
Spirit Tree 2
5 x 7"
watercolor and ink
available on Etsy.