With the first one I tried some flowers with curled petals, a sprig of bleeding hearts, irises and brown eyed susan. The pink one was an experiment and looks like a peony but definitely not to scale.
|This one is my favourite|
|Practicing some new flowers - calendula, columbine and some unidentified ones|
|Bouquet of Tulips|
This one is shown with a 3 x 5 mat opening but I have since decided that it will look better with a 4 x 4 opening in an 8 x 8 mat to show off the leaves.
|I like doing these aster/daisy types - lots of light and shadows in the petals|
So that's what I've been up to artistically.
It's also been a fun musical weekend. Yesterday I attended the second annual Ottawa Grassroots Festival. Last night we were treated to a performance by two great musicians - Wendell Ferguson, who is a wonderful guitar player and very humorous - and one of my favourite musicians - Suzie Vinnick (a Saskatoon girl). She has such a powerful voice and sure knows her way around a guitar. They were so good together and I marvel again at the number of wonderful musicians we have in this country - many of them who don't enjoy the success they deserve. Also appearing were Ana Muira, Amanda Rheaume and Amanda Bon and her band. They were all fabulous. We were also entertained by the choir that I used to belong to - Folka Voca. What fun! I may go back this afternoon but maybe I need to do some yard clean up first. It is a beautiful day!