Friday, August 26, 2011

Garlic Clove Drawing and Owhyee Canyon

I went to visit my sister and her family last weekend. They have a new baby just a month old and he's adorable :) While they were resting in the afternoon I decided to draw some of my sisters very nice cloves of garlic. She had just harvested some in the morning. There were still several in the ground and I loved the big round seed heads. I drew some of those too but they didn't turn out quite like I had in mind. I think I needed a much bigger piece of paper to get the effect I wanted.

I painted this years ago when we went on a camping trip to Owhyee, Oregon. This creek running through the canyon was dry and I thought the river rock was really neat. I made it into a note card recently. Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Broccoli Drawing and Thinking of You Sister

I was looking at my broccoli plant yesterday in the garden and realized it hasn't grown much bigger than it was in this pot. Not sure what I need to do for it. Maybe broccoli is a plant that doesn't like replanting and it is still getting over that... don't know. Oh well, my cherry tomatoes are doing great and I love eating them everyday. I've been drawing them plenty too and will post some another day.

This is one of my new cards I've been working on. I made a collection of cards with this design for the special women in your life. I think roses or bouquets of roses are always good for women, lovely flowers for lovely ladies.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Broken Dishes and Leo

When we go exploring in the desert I like to pick up broken pieces of china and pottery. I bring them home and have them in a tall clear glass vase. I was inspired to draw some pieces last week. I liked the challenge of trying to capture the texture of the pottery underneath the glaze and give it a worn look. I'm thinking I may put these onto fabric too. Might make a unique print.

Leo's birthday month and I made some Leo party invitations. Bright red for the hottest month of the year!