MARIGOLD MADNESS – Japanese brush painting practice. I purchases pony packs of Marigolds from the nursery & painted studies of Marigold flowers & leaves to teach a class. The Japanese Maple leaf vase was found in a thrift shop & is perfect for an Autumn flower arrangement. Marigolds are such a sunny, cheerful flower! In Mexico they are used to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In India, Marigolds are used to make necklaces!
MARIGOLD FLOWERS – Japanese brush paintings. I painted these Marigolds for a collage book I created about India, but I also think of Marigolds for the Day of the Dead celebration, too.
I adore Marigold flowers & it doesn’t matter whether they are miniature flowers or the gigantic African variety. I like the smell of them & their bright cheery orange & yellow colors. What could be finer than wearing a golden necklace made of amber-colored Marigold flowers to celebrate Autumn?