Daily Art- New work- Spring has Landed

“spring has landed” by Heather Brown Truman
full painting

“spring has landed” by Heather Brown Truman

“spring has landed” by Heather Brown Truman

“spring has landed” by Heather Brown Truman

“Spring has Landed” from the Choir Series #11

18″ x 24″


back stapled/finished sides

ready to hang

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This is the quote that inspired the work:

“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.”

~Anne Lindbergh (1906 – )


This work…ahhhhh, what can I say? I wanted spring so badly to happen while I was painting this one, while the snow piled up outside and the wind made ice form on the dogs noses. I miss my NW mountains, driving down the Sunset Hwy, looking for Mt. Hood or Mt. Saint Helen’s on the horizon to guide me to where I wanted to go. The Columbia river always present and willing to make the spring poppies bloom in a spectacular display along the banks, that the county workers were ordered to spray with death so they would not take over, they are weeds don’t you know?

So, I painted my mountains. I painted my poppies. I painted this choir fairy landing in her autumn colored gown and monarch spring filled wings. She lands and life returns in an instant to the sleeping land. Her foot just showing through the knee deep lush green grass and the poppies burst open to show their throats to the warmth she brings to the land.

I hope you enjoy her, I sure enjoyed learning about her, realizing that I carry my own eternal spring inside myself. I carry those mountains in my heart, the salty smell of the wind I carry in my spirit, and the spring poppies are the blooming of my soul’s desires and fond dreams of a life that sustains me and my little band of warriors I call family. I can handle that.

May your day be filled to bursting with dreams that come true.



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  1. cynthia
    March 23, 2008

    I know the calendar says it’s spring – but we just had a bit of snow last night ourselves… though my husband just informed me that is going to be 67 tomorrow and 70 on Tuesday – now that’s what I’m talking about.

    Lovely painting, Heather – I just love poppies myself!

  2. badkittyartstudio
    March 23, 2008

    BAH! on Snow!!! Thanks Cynthia! We are having crazy weather too, yesterday it never got above 40 today it’s just noon and we are at almost 50. Crazy!

  3. Leah Whitehorse
    March 23, 2008

    I’ve just discovered your blog and I’m really enjoying looking at all your pictures and reading your inspirational words.
    I adore poppies and the springtime. Here in the UK I awoke to snow and ice! I am longing to see the spring flowers.

  4. badkittyartstudio
    March 23, 2008

    Hello Leah, thank you for coming by and your kind words I appreciate it. I hope you’ll come back soon. I’m off to follow your comment and find out more about you! 🙂

  5. gypsy-heart
    March 24, 2008

    I like your butterfly woman! So much symbolism there!

    You have been busy!! I will have to come back later tonight to look at some of your wonderful work!

    I need to get back to spring cleaning now..ugh!
    ‘Tis beautiful here in Florida, and I would much rather be outside!!

    Good creative energy to you!!r

  6. Ivan Chan
    March 24, 2008

    This is so surreal and serene…it’s weird, it’s almost like the fairy is standing in front of a green screen in the movies! I like that–it creates a wonderful dreamlike quality.

    Take care,


  7. Diane Clancy
    March 24, 2008

    Hi Heather,

    Lovely painting .. very fine!! Thank you for your good wishes!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

  8. Mary Sheehan Winn
    March 24, 2008

    I like what you’re doing and I’m inspired by your outlook.
    It’s not easy to be outside the box particularly in the snobby art world. Keep the faith.


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