…my beautiful white amaryllis is starting to open
…thanks to Ragtag Daily Prompts for today’s prompt….coddle https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/09/rdp-monday-coddle/
2: to treat with extreme or excessive care or kindness : PAMPER (accused the court of coddling criminals)
…thanks to RDP for todays prompt of wet https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/rdp-tuesday-wet/
…thanks to RDP for this unusual daily prompt https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/09/12/rdp-monday-soil/
Have you ever ordered soil for the garden and then later in the season when nothing is growing you wonder what on earth you were sent. I even gave some of that bag of soil away to the neighbours because it was more than I needed and they discovered the same problem. The soil became hard and clumpy and very little grew where it had been placed. I’ll never order from that garden centre again. They just ignored my complaint.
…some days these warm-up activities are the best art I make for that day
….difficult to paint when I’m seeing so many negative images on TV
I continue make art every day but on Day 6 of my March Art Challenge I needed some positive symbols of peace. For my warm-up activity I found these Chinese characters of Peace and Harmony.
….finished way too late last night to post my finished piece
Yesterday I was inspired by Lisa Congdon after watching one of her art videos. I really enjoy making line drawings of flowers and Lisa takes it a few steps further by adding lots of mark details and another thing that I love, collage. Adding all the marks is very time consuming but also very meditative and I think that’s why I lost track of time when I made this piece.
The second photo is the piece that I just finished today. After not being very happy with my last ‘family portrait’ for Carla Sonheim’s class I decided I would try another. I’ve discovered that if I take my time and let things dry before moving on I get a much better result. Also this time I really enjoyed the assignment where as with the first attempt I wasn’t having much fun.