Today is the vernal equinox, or first day of spring, in some times zones—tomorrow in others—in this leap year 2016! Wherever you are, please enjoy this Spring Sampler of art by artists who have been featured here at Escape Into Life since its beginnings, all posted by Carmelita Caruana, our past Artist Watch editor, working in Italy. Our thanks to Carmelita and these fine artists, who show us here a gorgeous, whimsical, surreal sampling of what’s to be found in our wide world as spring rolls around again. (Bunnies, eggs, dewdrops, buds, and a kite!) Click on each artist’s name to see the full solo feature, and then pursue the links to find out more and get up to date on that artist’s offerings!