Well, today is a milestone day at Squirrel HQ as this is the 100th blog post. Has it really been that many? Ah well, onto the business in hand. This is such a BIG assignment, I am really hoping the end will come soon! Looking at the amount of shrubby specimens I picked, I really am beginning to wish I had chosen a riverside or meadow where the flowers that grow tend to be slightly more sparing, wispy type efforts. All stems and small flowers perhaps? Ah well, maybe next time. The work goes on and now I am on four and five, Bittersweet and Dog Rose, the end is surely in sight.
It seems a tad premature but I am already contemplating the next one to come. This will be a design for a greetings card with the option of a landscape background. Cripes! That sounds bigger than this one. It goes that the more you progress, the more challenging the assignment, with lots more to do. As it is, I only have another two to go, the card design and a mixed study before I get to work on the final Portfolio of three pieces. Now then, a wealth of possibilities available there!
The meadow flowers in the garden are really coming into their own just now. The idea was to encourage more wildlife such as bees and butterflies into our patch and secondly, to fill a dull, scrubby area that had been doing very little. The seeds were sown some months ago, but due to the miserable weather we have been having, nothing happened for ages, then, boom! Cosmos, poppies, cornflowers and a plethora of other species have really cheered up the area of scrubland we had in our garden. Thinking of using some of these for the next assignment.
|Very patriotic, Red, White and Blue.|
Not intentional I hasten to add, this was a premixed packet.
|Cosmos are such cheery flowers |
and these are in my favourite purple.
|At last, the bees are here!|