Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lily Macro - Thank you Brenda!

9" x 12"
Arches 140#CP

Though my lilies are not yet in bloom, I was inspired by Brenda's lily macro and attempted to create a watercolor version. Thank you so much, Bren, for permission to use your stunning capture -- and more for the inspiration!!! Stop by Brenda's incredible flickr stream for some jaw-dropping viewing!!

Friday was spectacularly sunny and warm, and I worked most of the day in the garden - giving our fruit trees a long-past-due pruning and shaping. I was also able to spray a majority of the weeds before the rains set in in earnest. Thunder, lightning, hail in some parts of our area,tornado warnings -- all yesterday and again today. So instead of working outdoors, I began the reorganization of our upstairs closets and rooms - meaning a thorough spring cleaning and divesting! Unwanted art supplies, books, and all those 'not sure what to do with' items - packed up for donation. In 8 hours, I merely made a small dent - but the arduous task has been started and will continue until I can WALK in the walk-in closets!

After two days of physical activity, I am mighty sore -- a good kind of muscle ache that says I'm finally moving muscles that haven't been used in a while - another good thing. So here's hoping for a couple of days of rain each week for the indoor clean-up and some sunshiney days for the outdoor clean-up ... and who knows, by the time I'm finished, I may be able to see my own lilies blooming!

Have a great Sunday!


Janina B. said...

Wow, was für eine Kraft hat die Wirkung der Blüte. Absolut genial.
Lin Du bist ein Genie!!!!!!

Lynn said...


Lise Steenerson said...

Very vivid!!!

Joan T said...

I love the rich color!!! This is gorgeous!

Have a great day!!!

Lorraine said...

I wish a little of that energy would rub off on me!!

WOW the lily is marvelous -- I had no idea they could be so colorful -- and deeply colorful -- just magnificent. It shouts spring while your delicate blossoms whisper spring! Both gorgeous in their own way. You are so versatile.

Big hugs,