Monday, August 7, 2017

Botanical Inspiration

When I'm not at my bench I'm often in my garden so it's no surprise that my work often features botanical themes. This year I've added a few new things to the garden including chamomile


and Shasta daisies.

I pruned back the butterfly bush and was rewarded with full blooms

and an increase in our usual visitors including this stunning swallowtail butterfly.

I let the crocosmia spread wherever it liked. 

 And worked on continuing to layer colors and textures in the borders. 

With so much inspiration it's hard to know where to start. Right now I'm working on a series of leaf inspired pieces just in time for fall. Here's a sneak peak from a new stop animation:

Thanks for reading! 

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