|Page one of my Garden Journal...inset is my artist name (made by an artist friend) and my stitiched, gardening dream diary. The Diary is kept in place by sliding its back cover through a ribbon pocket (which you can see some of just above the diary)|
|Eye Spy...a view into the dream world, where my garden soul resides|
Well, dear friends, I have been working steadily away at a project of mine this winter (I live in New Zealand for those of you who don't know), to celebrate the summer past and the one yet to come this year. I had a bumper crop year for fruit and vegetable right through to May but now my gardens lie fallow (I like to think my garden plots are hybernating). So, I have been celebrating their memory in my Garden Journal.
|The white salvia that grew around one of our native trees (left) and the memory of the families of birds that nested in our garden|
|Garden Dream Diary: detail of cover|
|Milton always does it for me and this verse is so very spiritual as well as elemental....|
And still with nature, I have discovered the website Project Noah, which has become for me a source of endless wonder as I catch up on latest "spottings" of wildlife around the globe. It's a very simple concept and encourages people from all walks of life to upload photos and a bit of information about their discovery, be it a mushroom growing in their backyard or a lioness and her cubs seen on safari! I have been so inspired by some of these sightings that I have been making sketches and taking notes of some of the more intriguing discoveries.
Which leads me to a most pleasing find on Facebook last night: Lyn Whipple's Daily Drawing Group. You really must check this group out, it's so much fun! Great way to flex your sketching! See my last posting :-)