Trillium sessile

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Not from one of my gardens…I do hope to get one someday though!

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Lost and Found

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Toad Lily
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Twin Leaf
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Clintonia, Starflower, and Mayflower

I sometimes missplace a drawing – stuck in a journal, notebook, or tote and forgotten until the next time a reach for that tote/book – so here are a few I found from last month in a journal I’d stashed in a tote for back-and-forth to the Dyslexia Center.  I sit and draw while my son is in his tutoring sessions.  I was anticipating some of my favorite spring wildflowers that would be blooming – now they are and it’s the perfect time to be painting these!

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Trillium sessile

Pansies!

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I always plant a few pots of pansies – I try to pick the flowers that smell sweetest and I always get some johnny-jump-ups if I can for my Johnny (they’re his favorite flower).  So, I was inspired to make a pansy repeat pattern!  I love all the blues, violets, and peeks of yellow!

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As children my sister and I called them monkey faces ; )  They’d be fun all over some leggings, a travel mug, shower curtain, etc.  Which is better? Large or small scale?  I never am sure, depending on the product!  What do you think will look the best?  I’ll share the results in the next post!

Bloodroot

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I was able to buy a bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) at a plant nursery last year and eagerly await it’s blooms this spring!!!  I planted it along the edge of our woods where it gets dappled sunlight and undisturbed leaf litter – my one fear is the dear eating them…so I’m keeping a close watch and may stake a cage around them if necessary!

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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Snowdrops and Violets

 

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Dreaming of spring…it will be a few more weeks before the snow even starts to melt properly and these flowers can have a chance to start growing!  I’ll know the time is near when the ladybugs start coming out from their winter hideaways – they cram into the nooks and crannies for winter and then when it warms up enough they come out – I always get a bunch congregating in the window of my bedroom – don’t know how they find their way inside!  I collect them in a jar and bring them outside to release them.  They’re a beneficial bug – they eat aphids and other parasitic insects.

Stylized Florals

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Just having fun with flower shapes and colors!  March is a funny month in Maine.  It’ll be warm and sunny and all the snow will melt away, then the next day two more feet of snow will drop in a storm!  Yesterday we were sitting in the car, it was a nice sunny day, then there were little balls of hail falling everywhere for a minute, then the sun came back out!

Pets Portrait

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This is my first commissioned pets portrait – a dear lady wanted me to paint her guinea pigs!  They are adorable – even if I do say so myself!  I painted them with their favorite flowers: daisies, clover, and dandelions ; )