Altered Attic: Bloom Where You're Planted

Friday, August 16, 2013

Bloom Where You're Planted


Another page from my watercolor book features a photo of a table setting/vase, taken so long ago I don't even recall where we were! I'm consciously using a wider range of color, materials, processes and techniques in my work - so along with layer/texture love, I'm really stretching. Pan pastels put a nice finishing touch on this piece so they're a new favorite. 

The theme for this post is flowers (really, who does themes?! maybe a way to use two unrelated photos). From social media pals, I've learned that Central Kentucky isn't the only area with a blasted rain gauge. Between the fog, sog and chill, it hasn't really seemed like summer for much of the time, though rain does create fabulous studio days! I've finished a dozen pages, more art than I've ever made in a short time span... don't know if it's thanks to working in a book or using the photography - or both, but as we all know, more art = more happy. Especially since we've only had two lakes trips so I haven't done enough swimming (my other therapy for chronic illness!).



I don't have much of a green thumb but was thrilled when my artist-husband, Jim Edmon, upcycled some old wood and glass panels to create the coolest flower holder (is that even a valid term??) ever! He even did the planting - I have a feeling this addition to our somewhat eclectic, foresty back yard will be a fave for years to come. 



Hope your late summer is blossoming! 



2 comments:

Priti.Lisa said...

Hi Patti!
What a pleasure it has been for me this morning to visit your 'attic'
We share a love of old things I see and your art journal is just wonderful!
I also see we have many friends in common...it is always fascinating to me to wonder why some paths cross. I am sure you will be an inspiration to me. ♥

~*~Patty S said...

Great colors and textures in this creation Patti!
Being on a creative roll is a wonderful thing...
Way to make lovely lemonade with all of your wet weather...seems weather patterns all over are a bit odd
That planter your husband made is super...what a great use of materials...I really like raised boxes for ease of caring for them too...
Happy Weekend to you and yours
oxo

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