Flowers from Joanne

Workshop Demo
This watercolor sketch is of a small part of a huge, beautiful bouquet given to me by friend Joanne during the book binding/journal painting workshop.  That was a week ago, and the flowers are still going strong.  Except for the lily that Rudy the cat got a little too friendly with  -  it has shredded petals and he has an orange-stained face.  Looks good on him.  Ooops  -  maybe not so cute! A quick call to the vet  -  they say he's okay.

Last night we had a freeze warning.  I had intended to go out and cut the flowers in the cutting garden, but I forgot all about them.  From the window this morning, they look okay.  I did bring the geranium pots into the porch.  I just hate to see the flowers get zapped while they are still blooming.

Okay, I'm babbling.  Gotta go finish up a painting that is everything I tell my students not to do. Rules are made to be broken.  Sometimes a painting just happens.


Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love the way your bouquet goes over the page..so pretty! Have a good week-end and keep those flowers warm & snuggly!

Catherine said...

Thanks Coleen. I think the two page spread is what makes the bound books so much fun.

You have a good weekend too!

Marj said...

So--ooo Pretty!
Sad to see the flowers slowly waning! We love all the color!
Although, I had such a fine time painting the Fall colors in my new Bound Book last Sept....
So thankful to you and Cathy for teaching us how to do these books.

Catherine said...

Marj - your books and the paintings in them are just beautiful!