Thursday, February 21, 2008

Final post of the urban planter

So this is something of a bittersweet post... I am very excited to be opening my own plant nursery and lndscape design business in Brevard, North Carolina. When visiting a month ago I came across a space with amazing potential for a retail nursery, since then I have been figuring out all of the details... and I leave next week!

This is a big painting I did for my best friend, Renee... She asked me for a modernish botanical abstract... for her condo in Boston.

The very sad news is that my dog, Delilah, has been diagnosed with oral cancer, and has a month or so to live. She has been with me for 13 years and is my first true love. So I am happy to be able to bring her back down south where she can spend her final days off the leash and sidewalks, romping around in the woods, laying on the porch... Sweet, sweet girl.


Vanillalotus said...

I'm sorry your dog Delilah doesn't have long to live. It's always sad to lose a loved one that has been through so many things with you. It brings tears to my eyes whenever I read something like this.
Wonderful painting! I too paint and draw and dabble in the arts.
Wish you the best of luck with your new business!

jodi said...

I too am sorry for your Delilah and your's never easy to deal with a pending loss of this sort. On the other hand, how exciting about your new business. I hope it goes very well for you!

Carolyn said...

Your painting came out beautifully. So terrible about your dear dog. It sounds like she will enjoy being down south. Good luck with your new business!

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Sorry we didn't get to know each other before you're leaving!

I'm going through similar medical crises with my cat, Spot. We don't know how much time we have left, so we enjoy what we've got.

So hello to my friend CC down there. You'll practically be neighbors, by NC standards.

Anonymous said...

Just came across your blog and love it!!!! I love gardening, and try to make the most of my little balcony in NYC. Sorry I found you just when you were leaving. Best of luck on your new adventure!