Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
I can't believe it has almost been two months since I last posted...so sorry!
While I continue to keep those in prayer that have been suffering from flooding and other severe weather, it's hard to believe that it was only a few months ago that we were still in a drought.
I've experimented with container gardening this year, and so far, I'm pleased with the results!
I have citronella, canna lilies, tomatoes, marigolds, dusty miller, geraniums, petunias, sweet potato vine, Shasta daisies, Marguerite daisies, zinnias, salvia greggi, mealy cup sage, snap dragons, coleus, verbena, Easter lilies, basil, mint, and portulaca just to name a few! Whew! :)
Despite all the rain, wind and even some hail, things seem to be holding up quite well. In the background you can see how green the rest of the yard is as well. Last year, there was nothing but brown. Brown trees, brown grass and dirt spots peaking through!
These pictures were taken a few days ago, but we have already harvested some tomatoes and had fresh basil on our home made pizzas. Pesto coming soon! I have twelve blooms on my Easter lilies, and the canna continues to produce more and more blossoms...fun!
The wildflowers are still on display on roadways in the local area thanks to the extra rain and cooler-than-normal temperatures. I created the piece below in response to a call for entry for a Wildflower Festival at a nearby museum and it was accepted!
I dedicated this piece to a dear friend of mine who passed away suddenly in August of 2014. Blanket Flowers were some of her favorites, and I can't wait to give it to her family.
I painted the petals with water colors on white kraft-tex and then cut them out individually. I used Sulky cotton threads to stitch the petals down and then free motioned the flower centers.
The business of life seems to drain my creativity, so slowing down and literally smelling the flowers has revived me. I feel like I am coming out of a personal drought as well, and it feels good to be creating again!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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