Tag Archives: Watercolor

Day 16 Of The 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 16, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 16, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

Elephant bush is often called a miniature Jade, even though it is not related to Jade plants. This plant absorbs high levels of carbon from the air, making it a great plant for the home.

This succulent is eaten by elephants, also goats and tortoises. It is also used in Southern African cuisine. Often added to salads, soups, and stews. Hmm. Interesting.

I had two of these small plants. Killed them both. Even though the conditions were right. Every time I see them, I want to bring one home and try again. The teeny-tiny leaves are irresistible.

Day 15 Of February’s 30

Day 15, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 15, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, mixed media on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

This is a Corkscrew Rush. I think. I have seen these as ornamentals in landscaping also potted indoors. The leaves are pencil-like. Round. They spiral and curl and grow every which way. So fun don’t you think?

I started with a patterned paper. Used a brayer to add layers of green and turquoise. Added watercolor crayon in areas, and used a pen to bring out some of the patterns.

30-Day Creative Gathering Day 12

Day 12, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.
Day 12, FEB C.G., 8 x 8, watercolor on Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. paper. © 2020 Sheila Delgado.

It’s the perfect time for a Sweetheart Hoya Plant. Also known as a Valentine Hoya, or Hoya Kerrii. I’ve only seen these online. They are native to Southeast Asia, so maybe that is why.

I grew up in Loveland Colorado. The Sweetheart City. Loveland is known for it’s Valentine remailing program. You can send your Valentine card to the Loveland post office, and they will stamp the envelope with a little rhyme and mail it on to your sweetheart. Isn’t that sweet?

Wishing you LOVE in abundance and JOY everlasting!
Happy Valentines Day!