A flower blossoms for its own joy! – Oscar Wilde
I’ve haven’t posted in awhile as life got very busy and complicated there for a bit but I’m happy to report that things have leveled out and returned to a place where I can focus on making art once again!
Lately I’ve been making pieces to take to the local farmer’s market here in Portland, Maine. I started with a radish and a tomato drawn in a botanical illustrative line drawing manner and then digitally adding pattern and color and what FUN I’ve been having with this new approach! Ok, not totally new – I’ve been playing with this some but I feel I’ve taken it to a new level and one I’m just adoring. When an artist “hits” something that causes the feeling of giddy happy and you can’t wait to create the next thing then you know you are in the zone! I’m in the zone baby!
I’ll share the veggies I’ve mentioned once I have a series of them to put up together but I just had to stop and create some cut flowers in a jar. At this time of year it seems we see these spring beauties on window sills, picnic tables, and anywhere we can bring their joy of blossoming – inside. They may bloom for their own joy but once they do they extend their nature to all who come within their view.
Until next time – make sure YOU blossom for your own joy – for you will spread it to all you see!
I will be at the Saturday Portland Farmer’s Market on and off throughout the summer. Come stop by and say hello!