May Calendar

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It’s May!  The month of spring!  Everything is looking green and alive and the flowers are coming up in the gardens – the may apples are spreading out their large umbrella like leaves over dainty white flowers in my woodland garden – and soon it will be Mayflower hunting time.  My Mom and I always go collect a bunch of the fragrant blooms for mother’s day!  So, here’s your FREE Desktop Calendar HERE for download – Enjoy!

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Bluebead Lily

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Also known as Clintonia borealis – with some wood anemone, and wintergreen…looking forward to seeing these blooming in the woods soon!  My absolute favorite is hunting for the woodland wildflowers in the spring!

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One of my favorite moths is the luna moth.  They’re so graceful and such a lovely green color!  I was in a mood to play with words too – alliteration!  It would be fun to develope this into a poster with fun fonts/graphic appeal – but I have no idea what it would be for!

In the Works

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Working on some new paper dolls!  I little testing first to get shapes and sizes correct – then tracing and drawing the outfits and accesorites to fit the models…now the fun part of painting!

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Brush Doodling

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I was just ‘doodling’ around with my brushes – trying some lettering and a few flowers for fun…this is my version of practice/playing and seeing how ideas flow from brush to paper ; )  Spring is just such great inspiration: lily-of-the-valley, scilla, snowdrops, and a bumblebee!

Paints

 

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Sets of paint – I just love all the colors!  First picture shows the original Sennelier set of 8 half pans and the expanded set of 12 half pans that I upgraded to.  I use it for any traveling/outdoor painting.  Next picture shows my Cotman sketcher’s pocket set of 16 half pans – this was my first set and it served me well the first year – now my son is using it for his set.  Lastly the Lukas set with 48 half pans that I use for everything.  I’ve had the set for two years now and I love it!  So far, the only color I’ve had to refill is the sap green that I added.  I replaced the phthalo green with sap green because I like the yellow greens better for botanical painting.