Collage birthday card for a friend who loves red poppies! The poppy flower heads were painted on rice paper using Japanese brush painting technique. The flower stems & leaves, the earth & the butterfly/lion are handmade papers made in India. The strips of paper on the side are one of my old Japanese brush paintings cut up. The envelope matches the Poppy flower theme!
SAN DIEGO NATIVE WILD FLOWERS – A series of watercolor botanical & landscape illustrations of the wild flowers that bloomed all over the coast after a wonderful winter rainy season that ended a 10-year drought. I spent a few weeks driving up and down the coast photographing all the wild flowers blooming. My latest addition is the blooming Prickly Pear Cactus, but it all started with the clouds of Wild Mustard flowers taking over the bluffs & lagoons. I carry this beauty in my heart.