A blanket isn’t really safe in my hands until, well, until it’s out of my hands. Exhibit A:
I created “Asleep in the Meadow“ with a summer sun in the sky. It was light and airy.
As I pulled it out now, with thin autumn light at the windows, I had a completely different vision. I had to follow through. Let me introduce “The Spruce Tree.”
Evergreens have been a frequent backdrop in my life. I grew up in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains where we’d go sledding every winter – under the pines.
As a teenage counselor at summer camp, on another California mountain, the butterscotch scent of Jeffrey Pines intoxicated me.
Here in northern Illinois, a stately blue spruce on the corner of our house silently protects us in inclement weather. This blanket is in honor of all these lovely trees.
“The Spruce Tree” ( 54″ x 68″)
This blanket is no longer for sale.