SAN DIEGO COASTAL WILD FLOWERS BLOOM AFTER THE RAIN. Four years ago I traveled the coast of San Diego County photographing and researching the wild flowers, which bloomed after our first rainy season in 10 years. These are a few of my photographs along with ink and black colored pencil drawings for my Pattern Series.
LEAF PRINTING! Such fun to use real leaves to print greeting cards. I also made reference charts for future use so I know which leaves I would like to print again and how they turn out. Some of the leaves were printed using rubber stamp inks and then adding water colors. Some of the leaves were printed using metallic acrylic liquid paints. Both were very satisfying. The geraniums on the fan cards have added drawings of the geranium flowers! The possibilities for fun with leaf printing are endless!
Pattern Ideas series – Cormorants in La Jolla. Using my photos with illustrations lightens my soul. In the early morning Brandt Cormorants fly into the sea to fish. In the late afternoon they return flying in a single line to rest on the bluff. I carry this beauty in my heart.