Monday, February 17, 2020
Honoring the Beautiful Bloodroot - 1
I loved the way one very large leaf enveloped a single stem with a delicate white flower.
There was a patch of plants, all in various stages of growth. So delicate. Such a wonderful delight for the eye.
There were so many beautiful wildflowers that spring, I decided to start a journal to celebrate each one. The journal I chose had been a gift and for years it remained blank, as the paper made me nervous. It is thin and filled with long fibers. I had no idea how it would work with watercolor.
Thankfully, I left the first journal page blank. Then after two pages of trial, error and removal, the third page was the charm. I first drew with a black Sakura Pigma Micron waterproof pen, then added watercolor. The paper is so thin that I had to put a blank sheet behind the page I was working on to protect the following pages.
There are more blank pages within the journal. I hope to fill with them with lowcountry wild flowers.