Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I stayed overnight with a friend last night, and when I arrived at her home, she had the most over-flowing, gorgeous vases of rudbekias she had collected from her garden ... bright yellow daisy-like blooms in every room! As we chatted, I loosely sketched and painted the flowers. I'm pleased with the looseness.... the only think I had hoped to have was a bit more light in the room to enable me to see more clearly the contrasts and tones ... Nothing beats an art table with a good light! LOL
Our gardens here at the Arboretum are also overflowering with Rubekias . They're drought tolerant, attract tons of butterflies and several species of songbirds eat the seeds. They bloom from spring until fall .. and are always a cheerful sight!
Thank you too for your encouragement on my posting yesterday -- ya'll are the BEST! Blessings!
Meetings all went well, and I have another day of them. It's supposed to be even hotter than yesterday - sigh - close to 100F! Well, that's August in North Carolina for you.
Stay cool! And once more -- blessings!