Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The tea party, Inspiration Avenue Tea Time challenge

 She prepared the table for tea time, it would be the first one on one with her future mother in law.
She wanted everything to be perfect. The sun was shining, the table set for two. She used her favorite tablecloth and china, chose fresh flowers and baked fresh goodies.
She hoped it would be a memorable tea party and the beginning of a wonderful relationship.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Perennial Enchantment, Perennial Nemisis

 Perennial enchantment. As a child she believed in fairies. They were hiding in the flowers and ferns, Peonies being the favorite flower their blooms like fancy dresses, ruffled, frilled and pink.
That there could be magical winged creatures hiding within them only added to their allure.
Could there be.....
Perennial nemisis in the form of the worst of the weeds, she pulled them mulched over them starved them and they continued to outwit and outlast her. Yet looking at them as flowers they are quite lovely!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Gesture Illustration Friday

 He had never brought flowers to a girl before but as a gesture of his true affections....A little play with watercolor and digital coloring.
 As a gesture of kindness she prepared the guest room for her visitors. Fresh flowers, water with lemon & mint, a selection of good books to browse. The bed turned down for the late arrival, a picture of comfort.
 Again a play with both watercolor and digital painting, which do you think is more appealing?
 As a gesture to her creative nature she made her wedding gown. It became a creation of borrowed, old and recycled as she used old family lines to baste together a bit of history.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stay Illustration Friday

Stay, or perhaps sit? Could there be a treat in the hidden hand?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Laughter is the best remedy

Laughter might be the best medicine but remedy is pretty close.For Illustration Friday Remedy Challenge. Playing with watercolor and pen and ink. A long weekend here in Canada, sunshine and laughter it feels like summer. For Paint Party Friday Challenge of Summer.

I'm hearing the children in the
neighborhood running down to the beach and fireworks at Butchart Gardens last night.
Heading out into the garden to start watering again. Suddenly everything is dry.