Bob's mom died this spring, and I did one last thing for her. This is the portrait I drew, which was used in the funeral brochures, guestbook, candle, and other imagery. I printed them up and gave a framed copy to each family member, too. Somehow, when you look at her face with the familiar expression, she doesn't seem far away at all.
I will NEVER run out of dazzling patterns to inspire me in nature. I use these for inspiration in sketchbook pages, paintings, photo printed fabric from my copier, drawings made into thermofax screens, and mixed media in general. Lucky me, I plan to keep doing art for as long as I live. And art makes me WANT to live a long, long time!
We visited our friends Glen and Dawn in the mountains Sunday and stopped to take photos at the Royal Gorge on the way home. I was glad to see plenty of good vistas left untouched after the forest fires a couple years ago. Bob's still learning to use his new camera with the telephoto lens, but I thought these shots turned out beautifully.
Bob and I went walking through the ponds and riparian areas at the S. Denver Audubon preserve and saw not just birds, but a glorious variety of minnows, dragonflies, butterflies, and flowers. The first picture of the thistles has been edited on Picasa.