I’ve always felt that having a garden
is like having a good and loyal friend.
C Z Guest
Gardening is learning, learning, learning.
That’s the fun of them. You’re always learning.
To forget how to dig the earth
and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
This one was a lot of fun. The background and table are acrylic, the bloom and vase are watercolor. There is a lot of grainy texture in the vase a benefit of the Arches. Very nice.
I used strips of paper to mask off the petals while I splattered the center. As you can plainly see, it didn’t work as well as I hoped. But it’s a happy accident. I had fist applied dots to the center using a metal embossing tool in different sizes. I felt it still needed more, and splattering would make them uneven and more organic.
We had a blissful day of snow! It snowed most of the day Wednesday, and was even a bit blustery for a while. YAY! One report said we had 2.5 inches. Could be. Mingus had more. It was covered in a white wall of clouds much of the day. The roads stayed clear. Forecast says the next five days will be sunny and warmer. Sigh.