Linda Hendrickson
               The Feathered Nest
Built with a Song"
 Mixed Media 4" x 4"
April already....I'm watching it rain---taking the beautiful cherry blossoms down, down, down.  but the  blossoms look like snow on my picnic table and the landscape is so green...(even my teak chairs---yikes, another project).  

I've been reading a book that just arrived in the mail last week " Love the Home you Have".  Melissa Michaels feels like a friend I've had for years...and in a remote way she is.  I have followed her blog, " The Inspired Room" for quite awhile.  This book is an inspiration for me, since I am working to make my home/studio a creative, functional, restful retreat.  I'd love to throw open my doors to classes and workshops, but I'd have to eat on my lap for a week, and set up and break down for another.  With Melissa's help, I'll start with the area where I paint...
Much better already

Above left...The mess I work in....this is embarrassing. I'm giving myself permission to relax and de-clutter, rethink and improve!  I took Melissa's advice and did a 15 minute "cleaning frenzy" results are on the right ....think I'll keep going on her daily challenges! 

On a different note I just delivered "Christopher" yesterday and "Violet" is hanging in the "Feathered Nest" show in Hamilton...sometimes I'm too easily distracted :0) thus a llama in a bird show....

Christopher 16 X 20"
"Violet" 16 X 20"

Feather & Song 11" x 11" Mixed Media
"Meadowlark" 5.5" X 11" Mixed Media

Upcoming Shows:

The Feathered Nest opens in Hamilton VA at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 4 E. Colonial Hwy April 20- July. Join me at the opening reception on Thursday May 14, 2015 5-7 p.m.

I have been experimenting with "paint skins"...come check out my efforts.  
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Art At the Mill April 25-May 10, 2015
Burwell-Morgan Mill Millwood, VA 
I have a couple pieces in this show and will be demonstrating on Mother's Day...the 10th of May.

"Miniature Masterworks"  April 18-May 3, 2015
  Live an Artful Life Gallery, The Plains, VA  I have a couple pieces in this show and always enjoy a trip to this lovely gallery!

"Framecraft of Warrenton"  Mark, Meleana and the staff at Framecraft are experts!   I have many pieces there and am pleased to be represented by them.   check out their website