this secret garden

interpreting beauty

I spent my morning browsing jill bliss’s site. She’s an artist I’ve loved for years… Here are a couple photos from a drawing workshop she led in Portland where she lives now.  It was incredibly inspiring- drawing and coloring while lounging in the grass of a park, drawing in a cafe drinking coffee and digging into dessert, holding up a single leaf to admire its veins and translucent skin, and interpreting an already beautiful nature into another kind of beauty…

I ordered a set of ZIG colored pens from amazon and am super excited.  Today I drew about seven plump birds using them as canvases for tiny pictures of random scenes like a green alligator with long winding tail, yellow rain boots, and the red flowers on our neighbor’s porch that look like butterflies.


One comment on “interpreting beauty

  1. hans
    July 5, 2010

    aww i love her style. i remember the little bird you drew for the EM cd. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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