April Sunshine


6″ x 6″

1 in stock


April Sunshine, Scratchboard of Daffodils by Lindsey Kiser

April Sunshine is an original artwork that Lindsey Kiser completed on a 6″ x 6″ scratchboard.

Lindsey shared, “Perhaps my first job was to pick bouquets of daffodils. You see, my grandparents had a half acre field of daffodils on their farm in Northern Kentucky. At only 4 years old, I was asked to pick bouquets of daffodils. I remember being told to pick the stems all the way down where they emerge from the ground.

Still today, daffodils are a friendly face. They are among the first to foretell the coming warmer weather. Their delicate fragrance reminds me of my exceptionally warm and happy childhood and, also, the last relic of the Great Outdoors my dear daddy held before he passed away in March 2023.


Whose are the little beds, I asked

by Emily Dickinson

Whose are the little beds, I asked

Which in the valleys lie?

Some shook their heads, and others smiled—

And no one made reply.

Perhaps they did not hear, I said,

I will inquire again—

Whose are the beds—the tiny beds

So thick upon the plain?

‘Tis Daisy, in the shortest—

A little further on—

Nearest the door—to wake the Ist—

Little Leontoden.

‘Tis Iris, Sir, and Aster—

Anemone, and Bell—

Bartsia, in the blanket red—

And chubby Daffodil.

Meanwhile, at many cradles

Her busy foot she plied—

Humming the quaintest lullaby

That ever rocked a child.

Hush! Epigea wakens!

The Crocus stirs her lids—

Rhodora’s cheek is crimson,

She’s dreaming of the woods!

Then turning from them reverent—

Their bedtime ’tis, she said—

The Bumble bees will wake them

When April woods are red.

– F85 (1859)  142