Yes, it’s been awhile…It has been such a busy and fun summer, but I’m finally getting back into the groove with some new work.
Out in the garden the other morning doing some pruning and dead-heading, I was inspired by the different dried seed pods to make these collage pieces.
Looking out my kitchen window, I saw a little sparrow in my forsythia hedge eating the flowers off the branches. I’ve been enjoying the birds in my yard for a long time now, but I had never noticed that’s what the sparrows were doing before! I couldn’t resist doing a quick little watercolor sketch of that little guy with a mouthful.
Many of the books that I collect are children’s books and school activity books from the fifties and sixties. I love the illustrations and print of those old days. Here are some of those pages pieced together for a new collage.