It started with going out in the garden
and taking a look around.
There was bee balm,
and lots of coreopsis
all just begging to join in the experiment.
On the way to the studio, pink roses caught my eye.
So I took a bit of this
and a bit of that,
even a tad of this.
Then put it all in the crock pot.
[adding more roses and coreopsis, of course]
The results were surprising...to me, at least.
Japanese red maple = lots of potential
Pink rose petals = a soft, yet brilliant yellow
Rust + layers of rose petals = one of my favorites
Coleus + rust = wonderful lines
Coreopsis = orange...lots of orange.
Can anyone tell me why it works this way?
Round 2 of experimenting with my garden took place Monday night. Less coreopsis this time, more coleus, bee balm and ferns. Need to get better photos before showing you those results. I played with folding the paper first - quadruple and quintuple folds, in fact, just right for cards or accordion books.
Tomorrow is Thursday and that means boarding an airplane for London in the evening. My trusty iPad is accompanying me. Lap top too to store the zillions of photos I'll no doubt take. My husband showed me how to take a photo on the iPad and instantly upload to Facebook. So...if you'd like to follow my jaunt kind of in real time, just click here or on the Facebook link to the left and like my artist page.
Next post from London...