I'm sure nobody really cares much about gardening, but it's such a big part of my homebody summers and my balcony is starting to feel overgrown, ha. I've reached the point where I should really not purchase any new plants anymore, so the thrill of the hunt is gone I guess. While buying big bins to plant survivors in, I ended up with two new buddies anyway. I've always wanted a purple smokebush and they were selling for a steal so I had to. I LOVE HIM TOO MUCH. And a pink thing. Because it was pink.
Here's a tiny practice painting as I get reaccustomed to paper. I'm still trying to figure out how to best use this crackle paste, and why it didn't work nearly as well here as it did in the sketchbook. I bet it's because the paper is so absorbent. Combined with my initial preference for thin, tiny crackles.
Oh hey. By the way, if you're super local, come check out this super floral painting "Lip Service" at the Just Flowers show through April! Here's the info for the opening reception:
@ Newton Cultural Centre
13530 72 Ave, Surrey, BC
Saturday, April 9
I'll be popping in for a little while, so come out and say hi!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?