Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Favorite Winter Flower, What's Yours?

Amaryllis is one of my favorite winter flowers. The large showy flowers contrast with the strong structural forms of the stem, buds and exposed bulb. In the past I have forced narcissus. They displayed a profusion of delicate translucent blossoms that glistened they were so fresh. Indoor flowers help bridge the days between the last vibrant display of autumn color to the first peek of crocus in spring. What are your favorite flowers for this time of year?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Illustration Friday--Unbalanced

"Scooch up there." "No NOT there, there." "Your paw is in my eye." "Let's hurry it up." "You guys are HEAVY." "I think I'm slipping." "No, no just a bit more over that way and you'll be fine." "Now, I'll get on and we won't be so unbalanced."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Illustration Friday--Flying

Flying high above. Flying out of darkness. Flying toward warmth.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Illustration Friday -- Germ

In spite of the constant updates and chatter on the news the prompt for this week's illustration took me back to the breakfast table of long ago. Oatmeal had been served up to my dismay. There were raisins in the grey mixture, contaminating the stuff in the bowl. While I was suffering over that the parental hand was liberally sprinkling wheat germ all over the place. That was then. Now I actually like oatmeal and wheat germ is not so bad either.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Illustration Friday--Infinite

Sunflower with infinite seeds at the center

Monday, September 7, 2009

Illustration Friday--Strong Coffee

A great way to start the day. A rich sip of strong coffee.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Illustration Friday--Fleeting

A star for winning the spelling bee. The moment was fleeting but the memory lingered.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Illustration Friday-Poise

Spring sheep wander through high meadows covered with edelweiss. Finally the little fluffy sheep has climbed to the mountain top and is poised to float up into the sky.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Illustration Friday -- Time

Time as it cycles through the seasons and the years.