Spring has finally arrived to NW Ohio, the temperature was in the mid 60s this weekend and the flowers loved it! We did too.
I found one of our hardworking garden toads hopping in the grass as I was mowing. I quickly scooped him up and moved him to a safe spot in one of your flowerbeds. Gotta save the toads!
This also seemed like a good time to challenge myself with a little mower art. I am using a new notebook from Cognitive Surplus, great notebooks! I’ll do a more thorough review soon. I used my trusty Lamy fountain pen and Zebra brush pen for this one.
The wood hyacinths are blooming like crazy right now. Love these little flowers. I also used the Cognitive Surplus notebook for this one. The ink was my Lamy fountain pen with AD Markers for a bit of color.
I am having a blast with the loose watercolors right now. The garden is giving me plenty of inspiration, the wood hyacinths seemed like a nice subject. I wanted to use a heavily textured paper for that one. I have a stack of handmade watercolor paper made from recycled cotton that was calling my name. I can’t remember where I bought this paper, but it is really nice. The paper for the daisy is Strathmore’s pre-cut 5×7 inch 500 Series Cold Press watercolor paper.
I’m looking forward to a spring and summer filled with many floral and garden inspired paintings and sketches. This should be a great year for artistic exploration!
That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by…Erik