This is the 2nd painting in my Yellow Hat Gardening Series! I have a friend that I love to garden with! She has this amazing yellow hat that she always wears. When I saw her the first time in it, I knew I just needed to paint her.
I have always loved being around plants. When I was younger I would follow my mom around the yard watering the flowers and vegetables and weeding the garden. Even on vacation when we would visit my grandparents, I would head out to the garden with my grandpa. We would pick tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans, and smell the marigolds. Every noon hour the siren would go off – which meant lunch time! My grandma was always busy in the kitchen making up something delicious! Bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwiches were the best!
I love digging in the soil and observing nature; from the tiny seed that is planted to the first sprouts and the ripening of the fully developed vegetable, fruit, or flower. When I think of this, I am drawn to the simplicity and routine in life. I feel peaceful, content, and a part of something bigger. I feel connected to generations of people that have gone before me. Plants, vegetables, and fruit have healing powers; they nourish us physically, mentally, and spiritually. This series celebrates the life we find in nourishing foods!