Monday, August 23, 2010

Full Moon and Cherry Tomatoes

My two favorite phases of the moon are the crescent and the full moon, especially the full moon. I've been keeping track of the moon phases in my journal. It seems to come out different each time I draw it; sometimes really large and I really like to play with the shadows and patterns on the moon. Sometimes I color it green.

My cherry tomatoes are as round and full as the moon right now, but still green. So I will probably paint my moon above green.

This is my imaginary field of flowers on the night of a full moon. I walk through it smelling the fragrance as I brush the flower petals. I can't decide if there is a storm brewing or if a storm just passed and there is a little breeze. Only the crickets are making sounds.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Zinnia and Daisy Watercolor

My zinnias are in full bloom right now, loving the heat I guess ~ well they are in the front so they only get the morning sun. That must be why they are still smiling. The yellow daisies are tucked in a corner of the backyard garden. These are the two flowers braving the heat until the aster begins to bloom next month.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tomato Drawings

My cherry tomatoes are really starting to ripen in the garden so I've been drawing them daily. My yellow daisies are loving life too and are as bright as the sun.

These were the first cherry tomatoes I picked. They were a nice size, very sweet and juicy. It is so great to grow things and be able to eat them right out of the garden.

I've not tried friend green tomatoes, but have always been very curious about them. Have you?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nature Spirit Mystical Note Cards

I've been working on collage notecards with fairies or nature spirits among the flowers. This one is called Willow and is is among the wildflowers in a valley with rolling hills and a full moon.

These are three sisters, or maybe friends, or both playing among the patches of chamomile and purple lupines in the garden on a summer day under a bright blue sky.