meet me in the garden
sweet-tweet : a love story
Sunday was spent listening to music, hoping it would rain & drawing miniature birds in my studio.
Today I made the mixed media drawing, 'meet me in the garden' (6 1/2" x 8 1/2"). Drawn on Stonehenge paper with graphite, colored pencil, ink & watercolor. The background has a slight shimmer from the pearlescent watercolor & gel pen. Zinnias from my garden form the base of the drawing, anchoring the tornado...Almost every year since 2003 (with a 2 year hiatus from gardening for grad school) I've planted zinnias from seeds. When I first had them in our backyard in Athens, it was a miracle that they grew & brightened up an otherwise dilapidated property that we called home for two years. I planted them again in Clemson because they reminded me of home & spending time with my lovely roommates. They're happy, colorful, and this year they came up on their own in my front yard.
This is the newest in my 'sweet-tweet' drawing series: a love story. More drawings from this series are on display at the art & light gallery in Greenville. Their first friday opening was this past weekend, so if you're in the upstate go visit the west end arts district on Pendleton St!