Saturday, August 30, 2008

Following the flower trail

I had such fun this morning with my anniversary draw. I wrote all your names on tiny pink post it notes, and put them into my favorite Port Meirion cup. I gave it a little shake up as I danced around my kitchen, closed my eyes and drew out Kimberlee's name.

Because here in New Zealand we are coming into Spring, I thought I would cut some floral fabrics.
I am mad about flowers all year round actually. I never become tired of their colours and shapes and their wonderful fragrances and I love to work with them in my quilts. I am constantly trying to reproduce them in drawings and pictures.

This was a little black sketchbook that I took with me on our trip overseas. It wasn't taken out of my bag very often, instead I used my camera and now that I am home again I have a little more time to play with my pencils.
Sweetpeas are my favorite, as I think I might have already mentioned on a previous post

and roses have to come a close second, oh, but then what about bluebells, hyacinths, freesias, tulips, larkspur, candytuft, pansies, zinnias, hollyhocks and lily of the valley ??

Maybe I don't have favorites after all. As usual my greedy nature takes over once again and I have decided that I adore them all equally.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and for participating, it has been a lot of fun.


Candyce said...

I love your drawings--they would make lovely cards, I think.

serenitymeadow said...

What a lovely assortment of floral fabrics. I adore fabric. I could spend some time playing with that lovely display.


kimberlee said...

wow, I am so honoured! thanks!!!!

and lovely flower paintings too!