8.07.2011

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!

1 comment:

  1. Rachael, I absolutely love your work! It is just so creative. I've never see anything like it before.

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