Category Archives: Fairies

BABY ARTICHOKES IN A BLUE & WHITE BOWL – WATERCOLOR & PHOTOS

BABY ARTICHOKES AT THE FARMER’S MARKET.  Too beautiful to resist.  When an artichoke is left on the plant it blooms into a gorgeous thistle flower!  I love the pale green-gray colors of these baby artichokes.  Some of them were dark forest green with maroon undertones, too.  Another lesson in a nature color palette.  If I had a seamstress, I would have her make me linen clothes with simple lines in artichoke colors & I could wear them with a blue & white china necklace & be a secret artichoke fairy.

Nature & Botanical Art Journal 

FAIRY SHADOW BOXES – PAPER ART

Fairy Shadow Box 3-26-2014 - 1 WATERMARK

FAIRY SHADOW BOXES – Fairy Shoes are attached to the top of the shadow box.  (See instructions for how to make the Fairy Shoes under a separate entry.)  These boxes were inspired by Fairy/Ballarina paper purchased a long time ago, which was “too special” to use.  When I started making the shadow boxes, it seemed the perfect way to use my fairy paper!

ART JOURNAL 2014 – IKEBANA & SEASON COLOR PALETTES

March 2014 Art Journal - Page 46 WATERMARK

ART JOURNAL 2014 – WATERCOLOR – This journal page is for the last week in March.  Fairy shoes shadow boxes (more on this later), Ikebana flower arrangements to complement my two paintings in a local art show, owl painting framed for donation to a good cause & Nature’s Color Palettes, an article I’m writing for a future post.