What is it about some images that just give you one whale of a difficult time! These lavender shrubs - holy moly! I think I went through at least TEN sheets of journal paper before I could render the lavender as I liked it!!! MERCY! First ones, too wet, second too dry, third too stiff, fourth too icky, fifth a blurry mess ... and on and on! Of course, yes, I'm stubborn, so I kept at it, each 'session' (okay, gnarling of teeth -- and no I didn't throw anything though I was mighty tempted!!), I tried to figure out what I did that I liked, what looked 'right' to me, and then redo it .... (you got that didn't you -- TRIED!!!! LOL) Anyway, I"m quite pleased with this final version .. and you can bet your boots, I'm going to do another one just to prove to myself that it shouldn't take nine forevers to do so! lol
By the way, we also enjoyed vanilla and chocolate lavender ice cream, lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread, and the relaxing scent of sachets, lip balm, and more!
To see some photos, go here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/linfrye