Bringing Memories Into the Present
One of the best things about spring is anticipating all the things you will see or do since the last time you saw any green, all those many moons ago. It also makes me remember the joys of spring and summer past too. One of those was a "botanizing" walk with a friend into a very special little ecosystem of calcareous springs. I learned to spot all manner of small treasures, including tiny white wintergreen (moneses unifora) flowers. Their downturned blooms had me kneeling, knees soaked in the boggy moss, just to capture a glimpse of their faces. They were growing with twinflower and red-stemmed moss. The resulting inspiration was this 11 x 14 watercolor, which allowed me to enlarge their forms and make their beauty "bigger." I though I would share again in the St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council shop.