Garden News

by Susan Abbott
True, my garden is not "studio news", but it does feel like creative work, and it's where you can find me on summer days when I'm not inside painting or outside teaching plein air workshops. Gardening echoes many of my feelings about visual art: "keep going, don't get discouraged, there's always next season, focus on the doing, don't expect a perfect product." The truth is, I garden and I paint because of the pure pleasure of the work, of going from an idea only in my head, to something real in the shared world.