Spring Check-In It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. â€”Charles Dickens Spring is all about celebrating that which has been dormant coming alive again. It speaks to us of fertility, new growth and bright fresh color. It is a swirling dance of delicate blossoms falling on the sidewalk. It is the once-again happy sound of birdsong delighting our ears in the late afternoon. Journaling Prompts In what ways can you allow your art and creativity to blossom more this spring? How do you see your painting practice already beginning to shift and grow? What do you like about it? What do you wish to change? What elements of spring do you wish to include in your painting? (Examples can be new pink blossoms on trees, butterflies and bumblebees buzzing, more light and brighter hues, and so forth.) Practice doodling some of your favorite spring flowers.