slightly wonky

New flowers
May 10, 2011, 4:01 pm
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Believe it or not, some of the bulbs that I plated last fall have actually come up!  Seriously.  I have so little faith in gardening, that I thought that planting bulbs was a sheer waste of time for me.  Not so!  See!:

Don’t they look great?  Granted, there are only three of them…and I actually planted eight bulbs.  The other FIVE tulips were mysteriously decapitated.  I’ve been told that this is squirrels.  I have hard time believing that.  I think that it must be the little person who lives in my house and calls me, “Mommy”.  Hmmm…

Don’t they look great????  Trust me, I’m shocked.  Here are a few other things growing, that I did not plant:

And also:

Of course, I’m just showing you the highlights.  I’ve edited out the crabgrass.

I did another print:

I’m still on this long theme, with a lot of black.  I think that the photo makes this one look uniformly black, but in reality, there is more going on.  The black in the upper right area isn’t really black at all, but a dark green…somewhat translucent.  This doesn’t seem to be coming through in the photo.  Here is a detail:

I think that you can kind of see the layers in the black area.  I like this one.  I like the shadowy things barely visible in the dark areas…with just a few pops of color and lightness.

I’ve ordered a special brush to do the Moku Hanga printing (as shown in the last post).  As soon as I get it…I’m using it!  In the meantime, I’ll have to get some wood blocks carved.  I’ll keep you posted…


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