Smol Flowerz

In winter 2017, I had a bunch of 4″ square canvases to work on, and decided to paint imaginary flowers that do not exist in nature. The light source is deliberately…just wrong. Each petal has its own light source. I was envisioning these more as mandala-esque coloring book pieces than any sort of realistic thing. I gave them pretentious names using a Random Name Generator, names like “Ear of Torches” and “Cleavertrumpet.” Then I promptly sold half of them last October at a Craft Show. Here they are for your amusement:

 

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November…and the Flowers are Having a Party

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Autumn leaves? Never you mind that. Ice plant still has flowers.

 

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Pansies are up for another round, while Ice plant keeps on blooming.

 

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Dahlia has not bloomed yet, and that flower bud has been staging itself for days, shyly refusing to open.

 

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While the Dahlia on the other side of the hedge says, “Come on out, the weather’s great!”

 

I can't remember the name of this cool flower but it has not stopped blooming since spring.

I can’t remember the name of this cool flower but it has not stopped blooming since spring.

 

Lithodora, back for another round.

Lithodora, back for another round.

Day 3: Share photos of the city where you live and tell us why you like (or don’t like) living there. #crazyrebelliousart

Share photos of the city where you live and tell us why you like (or don’t like) living there.

Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, and I love my neighborhood and my neighbors. Though I’m not a fan of this ugly building:

When they finished the lettering it said "The Healing Corner"...yet another medical marijuana place.

When they finished the lettering it said “The Healing Corner”…yet another medical marijuana place.

I like Seattle because of the mild climate we used to have prior to climate change.

I like how intrepid the plants are here in rain-town, with the gumption to show up in the cracks.

Marigold in October

Marigold in October

Someone must have dropped a tomato. Good luck with the cold weather, Buddy.

Someone must have dropped a tomato. Good luck with the cold weather, Buddy.

I like Seattle because of the public transportation I used to ride before I got a car.

We have some awesome sunrises and sunsets. Here’s a sunrise I captured last week:

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I don’t like Seattle because the politics here are big time messed up. For example:

And sometimes the sun really is just way too bright. Here’s a blinding sunset:

Great fireball!

Great Fireball in the Sky!

Scotland vacation! Let the blogging begin.

Just got back from two and a half weeks in Scotland. It’s time to start blogging about it, mm? Let’s start with some flora and fauna:

Bluebells!

Bluebells!

Daffodil!

Daffodil!

Llama nursing on Mama.

Llama nursing on Mama.

I have seen the lambs cavorting merrily in the grass! And I have tasted the lambs, both plain and with mint sauce! I must say I prefer frolicking lambkins who grow up to share their wool.

I have seen the lambs cavorting merrily in the grass! And I have tasted the lambs, both plain and with mint sauce! I must say I prefer frolicking lambkins who grow up to share their wool.

Opportunistic ducks at Drummuir adventure park who swam close hoping we'd feed them.

Opportunistic ducks at Drummuir adventure park who swam close hoping we’d feed them.

And there were many cows! Remarkable cows!

And there were many cows! Remarkable cows!

Bird blends in well with the rocks on the beach at East Sands, St. Andrews

Bird blends in well with the rocks on the beach at East Sands, St. Andrews