I thought I was just about finished with the illustration project, until a request for a couple more images came up. Well I just couldn't hold out any longer so I took a quick break to paint a little something new. I even just bought some new tubes of paint for half-price so I'm sitting pretty.
This small painting is available for sale here.
Anyway, so this summer I'd started collecting little succulents, propagating them and putting them in shallow bins/frames to hang up, as one usually does. Well, they took significantly longer to root than expected and didn't really get started until autumn. I left them out, since people do tend to grow them here. Well one specific breed didn't make it through the freeze. The mama plant and all its little babes froze and died. All the others look more or less alive, though!
It's a little sad, but mostly now I've been hesitating in the succulent displays, because now I can't predict which ones are just going to freeze up and which ones won't. Hmm.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?