coming back around

Well alright...I've been out of my own loop for a loooong time, and am trying to get myself back in the game here.

Easter here was lovely- and I hope the same is true for you. I love Easter as a celebration of Spring: the renewal of cycles and wakening of spirits (and an occasion to make lovely cookies). Although it's been dreary here weather-wise, I'm still feeling the effects of the shift in the seasons, and am looking forward to the newness of things.

Because people, I did not enjoy March and I completely missed April.

March began with each member of my little family being badly sick: fevers on the couch for days, a terrible beginning- truly in like a lion. The month concluded not with lambs, but with the death of my one remaining grandmother. She lived a wonderful, amazing, inspiring life of 90 years and was ready to go. But her decline and final days came upon us unexpectedly - and while I'm happy she didn't suffer long, I can't say losing her wasn't a tremendous personal loss. And seriously- didn't I just do this?

I think I knew that I'd need to share this the next time I posted...so I just didn't post. But now I have, and can move on with things. I don't have much art to post, and have thoughts on that which I'll share next time. In the meantime, I just wanted to get myself back here. I wanted to get back to my friends here, and wish you all a happy spring.



anne said...

Welcome back. so glad you are posting again. My thoughts with you in your recent troubles. Looking forward to hearing and seeing more from you.

Megan Woodard Johnson said...

Thanks for the comment, Anne- I just love your profile pic- it makes me smile. :)

Jenny Blair said...

hey Megan...so lovely to have you back...wish life didn't have to be so difficult but it certainly reminds us of all there is to be thankful for. I hope that spring brings with it that renewed sense of hope. Biggest of hugs being sent..and a huge THANKS for your heart warming comments on my blog...:)xx

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Megan, My condolences. I hope the weeks have been better to you since you posted here, and that things are moving back toward normal for you and your family. Best...Gloria

MulticoloredPieces said...

I just happened upon your blog. A loving grandmother gives so much meaning to life. The memories they create for us create continuity--they have forged ahead to show the way. May blessings be upon her soul.
Your use of color and paper is so lovely. I'll stop by again.
best, nadia