Sunday, November 25, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Maria Popova says it very well in her blog Brain Pickings today: “To draw today is to reclaim the dignity and private joy of seeing amid a culture obsessed with looking in public.” (https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/10/john-ruskin-drawing/?mc_cid-c33610aa7&mc_eid=b3439525b9)
Monday, October 29, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
In a warmer light the callas have a maple leaf red glow. A new bloom is just unfurling. In Western Australia calla lilies have been classified as noxious invasive weeds. They are, on the other hand, the national flower of the island nation of St. Helena, where the native people are informally called Saints.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
There’s a distinct lack of scale in this drawing. This begonia is well-loved for its spiraling multi-colored leaves. One garden center website even urged people to pinch off and discard the “insignificant” flowers so that all the plant’s energy could go into making leaves.
I got an inch away from the little bloom so that I could research its intricacy and mysterious architecture. I will report back when the remaining buds open. The first to open, shown here, is a female flower.