Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yellow Orange Gerbera Daisies and Gemini

I like imperfect flowers. I like those that are starting to shrivel and curl their petals. I like the flowers that have the sharp pointed petals rather than the perfectly placed petals with no flaws. I think the imperfect flowers have a lot of character and interest. They have curls in unexpected places, crossed petals, jagged lines and look like they've been through a lot but are still hanging in their, they still have their color.

Happy birthday to those born under the sign of Gemini, the sign of the twins.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Flower Sketching

One of the oddest things in life, I think,
is the things one remembers. ~ Agatha Christie

People are always good company when they
are doing what they really enjoy. ~ Samuel Butler

Life is not a problem to be solved,
but a mystery to be lived. ~Thomas Merton
A few thoughts for today.

Monday, May 10, 2010

China Aster Flower Meaning

The China Aster flower means love of variety, afterthought, and jealousy. I learned there are over 600 species of aster flowers and that the China Aster is the most common variety used by florists. I enjoy asters for their bright sun-yellow centers and their similarity to the daisy. It is more difficult to do "he loves me, he loves me not" with the asters like you can with the daisy, but they are still fun to play with anyway.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Aries Astrology Collage Print

Aries birthdays have already passed, but since they are the first sign of the twelve I wanted to start there. I have been inspired to make collages out of my illustrations and the astrological information I've found. Aries being a fire sign this is a fun bright one full of reds, yellows and oranges. Different symbols you would find in a horoscope blended with the related personality information. Working on Taurus next, happy birthday to all Taureans out there.