Illustrious orchid, harbinger of spring, Your spectacular beauty sings! A tonic to my eyes, a spiritual lift Is your communication to me.
[This post contains 13 images] Have you ever wondered what the significance of a rose is? Mmm, Make sure you get the right message, or you could be in for a surprise or a shock!
I have always admired the beauty of the poppy, and am intrigued that such a soft, delicate, flower has wreaked havoc and death in peoples lives by the opium produced from the seeds. The flower is also a symbol of remembrance of 20 million deaths in the first world war.
I recently went on a road trip and took my trusted box of felt tip pens and a small drawing pad. Sunflowers and Stars was the result.
We have moved into spring, and usually at this stage of the season here in the Lowveld of South Africa it is already quite hot, this year the weather has for the most part been kind and cool with soaking drizzle every few days. Coming out of six months of various stages of lock down,... Continue Reading →
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snow Queen' SNOW QUEENS I look up. The hibiscuses are invariably there! Peering through their snow-streaked leaves. Gazing down from the heights, Like inquisitive, spruced up socialites. Curious they are about their surrounds – What is in the air and on the ground. They twist and twirl in all... Continue Reading →
DAES EAGE. Daes eage quietly unfurls its rays at dawn. Peace and elation, it brings to all. Even in distress, it makes one smile, No wonder! Its fame is far and wide. Found in every jubilant colour, but blue. Symbolic of joy, not moods. It is spread far and wide across all terrains, From... Continue Reading →
1. One old canvas to which a new drawing is added. 2. Fresh oil paint. 3. The painting begins! I have a few old paintings that I never liked, so instead of throwing them in the trash, I am recycling them. Canvasses are expensive, so if one can recycle, why not? The original painting was... Continue Reading →