Another good art starter when you can’t think of what to journal about is a chronicle of new things.
It seems like every year, I add some permanent things to the garden: tools, pots, sculptures, feeders, etc.
When you bring them home all shiny, it’s a good time to have them star on a garden journal page.
Plus, they hold still and let you sketch them, unlike many other things in the garden.
This page was done with pan watercolors in my Stillman & Birn Beta journal.
I didn’t do any transferring – just sketched with 3H pencil and painted over.
These pots really are a find.
They are beautiful and look just like ceramic.
You all know I don’t like plastic much, but I needed to get those Hibiscus into large pots and I have to be able to move them – to rescue them from hail.
These are still managable even when full of wet dirt. And they look natural.
Corona is my favorite brand of garden tool and I am excited every time I get a new one. The one in the journal is a mini lopper.
And, of course this trip to Lowes also yielded some Morning Glory Seeds. I have some full grown already that I started from nursery plants, and I am about to start another crop from seed. I got some incubators I will be telling you about, so they will get enough overhead light and still not get eaten by bunnies.
Another GREAT Thing from Lowes . . .
Oh do I love this app!
First of all, the print magazine you can pick up in the store is really good, but the interactive version on the iPad is TOO wonderful.
Great animated graphics – like watching little gardens grow right before your eyes, and every project has step-by-steps and supply lists to click on. It is ultra-entertaining – and free!
And maybe my favorite thing – Pin It! buttons with every article, so you can keep and share the projects for future “doing”.
Yay for Lowes! This is marketing at its best.
Here’s the link