spring always makes me a little restless, but more so this year.  with a big move ahead of us, i've been busy clearing out *stuff* in the hopes of making our house look less cluttered.  i've been spending an inordinate amount of time online looking for a home in Boston.  my mind feels rather frenetic, and i think the lack of focus and direction in my recent sketches and paintings clearly reflect the state my mind is in.

i rather wish i was like this tulip, tightly closed and still, waiting for the sun to come out.

but life must go on. i wish i could wave a magic wand over everything in the house and have all the stuff magically shrink and pack itself into a tiny suitcase, but all the stuff is evidence of life lived and in many ways, it is good to sort and be reminded of that.

i leave you with a photo of the beautiful poppies my husband bought for me from the past weekend's farmer's market.  yes, the poppies are indeed beautiful, but for some reason, i was drawn to the stems. :)