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.



FlwrBsktPrintFinally back at work on some new collages.  This is a digital piece, all done on the computer, using much of the old books pages, letters and images I’ve been collecting and scanning.  The flower basket is a black and white image that I hand colored.  Hope you like it!   Oh, and I’m having some blank notecards made with this design, as well as an 8″ x 10″ print ready for framing – they’ll be available for sale soon.



I must say, I’ve never seen red morning glories!  The blue is one of my favorite flowers.   Each year, at the end of the summer, I like to collect and save the seeds to use the next year in planters near the back door and for the garden just outside the sun room window.  Although, this year it looks like they’ve taken care of themselves and self-seeded in the garden.  Morning Glories are easy to grow and are so beautiful climbing up a trellis.

This collage was pieced together and scanned into the computer, then I digitally added the scanned morning glory image.  That came from a set of “Flower Power” cards I got at a flea market.  The set of cards is pretty interesting, with ancient herbal remedies written on the back of each.  I’m going to use some of these for a set of notecards that I’ll post as soon as they’re complete.

Enjoy the weekend!