…with a new design to be printed on garden flags and greeting cards. An art festival this weekend, a garden show next weekend, then another art festival on the following weekend — after the solitary task of drawing and painting my garden themed illustrations, it’s fun to meet customers face-to-face.
Yesterday I bought a calendar for the coming year. It’s a pleasure to open that first page and see all those clean white spaces, full of possibility. How can I make the most of those 365 empty squares, during our next twelve-month trip around the sun? Steadily those calendar pages will fill with gardens to be planted and harvested, illustrations to be drawn and painted, grandchildren to be loved and enjoyed.
Do you have special hopes or wishes for 2010? Share them in a comment, and you will be included in a random drawing on New Year’ Day to win this 8×10 original watercolor angel. Happy New Year!
Pencil study for a new series of angel paintings
Tropical storm Ida rolled in from the Gulf this morning, but she has been a surprisingly well-behaved visitor. She thoughtfully watered the new transplants for me (brussels sprouts, chard, heirloom collards) and in her wake — as so often happens during hurricane season — we will have several crytalline fall days with blue skies and low humidity. Thanks, Ida!
I’m working on pencil sketches for some new angel paintings. They unfold in front of me, gradually revealing themselves, and I’m glad to go wherever they are leading me.