Saturday, July 04, 2020

Fourth week of ICAD


The fourth week of ICAD came and went. Back in the rhythm of it.
Blue/Orange again. This one is my favorite of this week's worth of work.


This is what happens when your go-to collage source is National Geographic, there always always skulls.
This is such a strange conglomeration of images, a gorilla and baby, red-breasted bird, strawberries, slime mold, a magnifying glass, a South African cheerleader orange fur helmet, and a photo of Henry J. Heinz.
Torn up and turned-over images.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Flower Friday Fandango


Our pomegranate tree is very happy this year. We pruned it a lot so I guess all the blossoms are due to that.

A bunch of the pomegranate blossoms fell off and they were pretty not to arrange on the grass with some Santa Barbara daisies.
The flowers on this Sage are so restrained, but I love the structure of them.
Good ol' Dusty Miller.
I know I've posted about the Angel's Trumpet many times now, but it's one of the plants I'm the happiest about lately. It just smells so good. I can smell it up on the second floor and at night it's heavenly.
It's fun to stand underneath and look up into all the yellow.

I need to add this one to my shadows tag.

Calendula is a lot like a mini-sun.
The first daylily I planted, kind of a gnarly color, but I still enjoy it.
One of my nemesis, the St. Johns Wort, it's taken over a hillside and is creeping into my flowerbed. It's very hard to dig up, the runners are deep and strung. 
Another nemesis, the wild Sweet Pea. It reseeds and is so prolific. Right now it's battling the St. John's Wort and I can't decide who to root for.

And not a flower, but the result of a flower, our plum tree. It's so old and lichen-filled, we don't know how much longer it will be productive. It's at least 30 years old by now, and the plums are still very sweet.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Third Week of ICAD


The third week of ICAD work went pretty well.

A good mixture of collage and other media.
I like the depth of this one.

I still am drawn to the Blue/Orange contrast.
Made with scraps from the Father's Day card I made on my Circuit for my dad.
The white bar at the top is a water test strip. FYI we have soft water.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Halfway Point


Halfway through the year already. This is my month marker picture mashup from Instagram. It combines a recent street scene photo I took in Oakland with one of our first ripe plums of the season. 
It's all happening at once, the world changes (hopefully) and the plum tree keeps on bearing fruit..

Monday, June 22, 2020

Moving on to Row 3


I've got all the pieces cut out for row 3 of the Safe At Home quilt.
I like this block, it goes together really easily.

Well, not all the points are pointy, I'll work harder on that for the other blocks in this row. But I like the colors and the two greys that I used.



Friday, June 19, 2020

All Red Flower Friday

I didn't take too many pictures of flowers this past week, just this one.


 This is a California Native fuchsia, Zauschmeria 'Calistoga', I love the tiny red blossoms. It does well in the heat.

To round out the post today, how about a couple flowers from Maui that also happened to be red.
Torch Ginger! Isn't this flower amazing?

And then there's Anthurium, which never look real to me, probably because of their shiny waxiness. But so very beautiful.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Second Week of ICAD


A second week's worth of ICAD is all done. This first one might be my favorite so far. Watercolor pencils and brush pens.