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Growing Beautiful in the Garden of Eden

Drawn with professional Pilot pens and painted with Windsor and Newton Watercolor on very thick acid free textured cream colored stock. It is an ACEO which stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

Size – 2.5 by 3.5 inches

Update – The original has sold. Prints are available in 5×7 inch and ACEO mini print size in my art shop.

Monday HA ha – Worms Good Here?

Worms good here?

Usually have a piece of large paper or mat board that get used as a tester for color or to get my pen working during a moment of angst when it is not flowing, and even to draw upon when the drawing you are drawing sucks!

As is the case…

I began singing this song in my head after accidentally turning both a perfectly happy fish and birdie into sad and frustrated looking creatures by messing toooooo much with their eyes…

No one loves me
Everybody hates me
Going to the garden to eat worms
Big fat juicy ones
Small skinny slimy ones…

And we all know what happens when we mess with to much with EYEballs!

haha

eeeeek LEEKS

Perhaps in the not so distant future modern man will come to appreciate all mother nature has to offer. What you see in these pictures are edible. They are the offspring of the Leek (Allium porrum), a member of the Liliaceae family or the disputed Alliaceae tribe.

eek beautiful leek flower

Onion with a mission to reproduce

Unaware that leeks produced flowers during their second season in the ground I had thought perhaps they could.

Two years earlier I had left a few onions in the ground over winter. The following year the they began to shoot up flowers in a most striking cylindrical way. When autumn began to take hold. I decided to collect the seeds from the flowering onions for this years planting. GOOD god I’m growing onions from seed in a container. I left some leeks in the ground last summer guessing that they would also produce a flower this summer. Eeeeeek the leeks are reproducing and the bumble bees enjoy having sex with them. Each little edible flower produces four little black seeds after the flower dies. Before it’s death the little flower buds are a tasty toss-in added to soup or salad.