Besides looking for the next new art supply to try, I'm always on the hunt for ephemera. Antique illustrations have a patina that make them special. Finding old garden periodicals that have hit the public domain are like Christmas. Many are in need of repair from age, light, or water damage. Once they have been … Continue reading Garden and Fashion Ephemera
There is just something about the beauty of poppies, commonly known as the Black Opium Poppy, Papaver somniferum, or the breadseed poppy. This is a species of a flowering plant in the family - Papaveraceae. It is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived and is a valuable ornamental plant, … Continue reading Poppy Botanical Post Card
Just imagine your bare feet slipping into warm sugar sand. You are in your swimsuit, a beach tote in hand, soaking up the sun. You look to the left, then the right, and forward, you see nothing but turquoise. Your senses fill with a hint of salt and sea, the waves crash in, coming to … Continue reading When Fashion and Nature Collide – Ocean Tails, a Secret to Share.
There’s something about water that draws us in and fascinates us. There are approximately 332.5 million cubic miles of water on Earth. Water covers more than 70 percent of Earth's surface. As humans we long to find peace and tranquility. So where do we usually go, to the water. It might be as simple as a … Continue reading Ocean Art and an announcement
I have been asked what medium is my favorite. This is something I cannot answer with a simple reply. I do have one constant that I always go to, and that is my PITT Artist Pens made by Faber-Castell. Photos of pens is credited to the Faber-Castell site. PITT means Pigmented India Ink. These pens … Continue reading Product Review: Faber-Castell Artist Pens