It’s been a busy month!

Yes, I know I’ve been missing in action lately and it’s been weighing on me!  But, I have a very good reason to be taking some time off.  This month of May has been a busy month for my family with my daughter graduating high school and turning 18!

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It’s been a month of blessings and gratitude also.  4 years ago I was sitting at my son’s high school graduation, still going through chemotherapy, and praying to God that I would be here to see my daughter graduate also.  He answers prayers!  I’m still in remission and I was there to celebrate with my baby girl.

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The day after graduation, she turned 18 years old!  We had a wonderful family and friends celebration for her and she’s still catching up on sleep and rest.

She has plans now to go to community college and get a degree as a Veterinary Technician.

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I’ve been busy in the garden also trying to get plants in the ground and established before the Summer heat sets in.  I really have an obsession now with succulents and have put quite a few of them in my shade garden.  This blooming Rock Purslane has incredibly vibrant blooms.

Rock Purslane succlent in my garden www.carmenwhitehead.com

I love using broken pots and plates in the garden to add whimsy and also to help hold small succulents in place until their roots get a hold.
Succulents with broken pots and dishes in my garden www.carmenwhitehead.com

Succulents with broken terra cotta pot and dishes www.carmenwhitehead.com

This old terra cotta frog planter has been with me for years.  It’s lost most of the paint my daughter painted on it when she was 8 years old, but it’s a perfect home for these new succulents.

Terra cotta frog pot with succulents www.carmenwhitehead.com

I’ll be getting back in the studio this month and creating more.  I’m glad I took a break from my business and have a new sense of creativity.

The new June desktop calendar is now available for the subscribers to my Friends and Collectors List, are you on the list?

What have you been up to this Spring?

Blessings,

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