Sunday, August 29, 2010

Maypops - a page of many days

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Much to my delight, I found Maypops on one of our morning dog walks.  The vine was/is growing in a tree and spreading onto the ground near an uncompleted house in our neighborhood.  The vine is quite large but the flowers were not real showy.  Yes, I took a clipping :)  It seems all the vine needed was water as the blooms popped in great fashion!

The pen sketch was done on the 17th around noon.  At 3 pm one blossom started to open and fully opened by 11 pm.  Sorry, can't go to bed just yet..... I must draw and paint this architectural wonder!

I painted the vine a few days later, then as time went on, more color was added.  Saturday I finished up with the calligraphy and called it Done!

I love being able to take my time with journal pages.  They take on a life of their own.  I love the voyage :)

9 comments:

  1. Pam thanks for the inspiration. I always felt I had to finish my page right then. Thus it never gets started. Your approach helps me a lot. Love your journal sketches.

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  2. Love this! The flowers always remind me of space ships and alien invaders!

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  3. Thank you, Toni! Your work always inspires me, I'm honored!

    Jeanette, you're right! A space station! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. I remember these growing at my aunt's place and I'd love to touch the seedpods, sending them flying! Thanks for bringing back a good childhood memory for me - and I always enjoy your journal entries.

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  5. Thanks, Rhonda! Happy to bring back childhood days!
    I felt the wonder of a child when I first saw this flower a couple of years ago :)

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  6. Wonderful drawing and painting and lettering! I love the grace and "alien-ness" of this species, too, not to mention that the butterflies love it!

    We have a small native passiflora evrywhere here that is not as spectacular-looking (and much easier to draw), though this one grows here as well. Great job on the blooms!

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  7. Thanks, Elizabeth! This plant must not like it's growing conditions. The flowers were very weak looking. When I put the clipping in water, the flowers jumped for joy, so to speak!

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  8. Oh, this is really lovely Pam. Very nice calligraphy too!

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  9. Thanks, Lisa! I did have fun with this un-rushed page :)

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