NATURE & BOTANICAL ART JOURNAL – Since I started making my own watercolor art journals, I create a cover. Painting the cover usually reflects whatever subject I happen to be painting at that moment. In this case, it was Matilija Poppies, which grow wild in San Diego. I love that they are known as the Cowboy’s Fried Egg Poppy, too! These poppy petals are like crinkled white paper and grow about 5 feet high in large bushes. They are one of my favorite poppies!