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Day 24 February 2021 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 24, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Just a few more days now. Time passes so quickly, but the challenge month seems like a blink of the eye. Speaking of eyes, next month I am having cataract surgeries. “Yay”, she says, with an OMG look on her face.

I knew I have floaters. Annoying. The doctor is not worried about those though. He did not see cataracts in my first visit. Six weeks later they were there. He was astounded. He could not believe his notes had no mention. And I told him that he did not say anything about them. He said it rarely happens, that they develop so quickly. I reminded him I have Lupus, and he did say that could be a factor.

I have pre-op on the 3rd and surgery on the 8th and 15th. I will likely be digitally silent for most of the month. Bright light and all. Their website mentions that color vision may be improved. Hmm. “Interesting”, she says, eyebrow raised.

I have to be honest and say, I am mildly freaking out at the thought of someone slicing my eye open. While I am awake. Everyone I have talked to says it is a breeze. I will be thrilled to have them both behind me.

Day 24, green, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Day 24, green, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

I used a digital repeat pattern on the vase. For Nelvia: The lines were black but I removed most of that color and altered it with selective color. Just as printers do, you can get thousands of variations by adding more or less cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Which vase do you like best?

Day 24, clay, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

Day 24, clay, 8 x 8 Mixed Media. © 2021 Sheila Delgado.

30-Day Creative Gathering, Day 24

Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, 6 x 6 watercolor on paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.
 Shannon Mullen

I must have flowers, always, and always.
Claude Monet

Day 24 Of 30

Day 24, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 24, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches 140lb. cold-pressed paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

This strange plant looks like it was brought here from the forbidden plant. It is a type of agave. Some are called century plants because it takes them nearly 40 years to bloom. Once they do, the plant begins to die. The leaves at the base often form a perfectly round “ball” shape. As the flower stalk grows, the leaves start to wither and fade, laying down like stacked papers. The stalk uses nutrition from the leaves.

The plants often develope little “pups”, offshoots around the base as well. The bloom stalk can grow as tall as 30 feet. Some agave have clumps of yellow flowers. A tasty treat for hummingbirds and bees. I can’t help finding them fascinating.

Standing Tall.