The flowering plum burst into bloom this past week. It is a riot of bright pink flowers and is always a signal that the earth is getting warmed up. Not that SoCal has had any winter to speak of, but it has been resting. I took a few personal days this week and it was nice. Went into the desert where the mountains were lavender and gray and the sunsets were magnificent oranges and fuschia. I'm prepping for some classes coming up and today I made this little layered collage using hand cut stamps and OPEN acrylics. I love cutting the stamps and then playing with them!