Monday, January 2, 2012

Painting challenge and pollinator patch project

Red Spotted Purple Admiral Butterfly - host plant willow

Belated happy New Year. I hope everyone has had an amazing holiday.

Family is the most precious thing we have and time committed to enjoying each other is the most precious gift of all.

The Creative Catalyst word for Christmas week was present, I didn't do a painting as I was having too much fun with my precious ones which was my present to myself. I did paint, but it was my bathroom not art, and I'm very glad I did. I needed to get it done before we go into high gear Feb. 1 at the Art Emporium, Boathouse Gallery and Gift Boutique (from this point forward the A.E. & B.G. )

This weeks word was commitment, I must confess the only picture that brought to mind was of bacon and eggs. I'm sure you've heard that old saying, 'the difference between involved and committed, the hen was involved, the pig was committed'... Some how that didn't seem like the painting I wanted to do, lol.

So instead I decided to honour my muse, and my commitment to telling tales of pollinators via my work.

Many of you know of my, commitment to environmental issues, the plight of the pollinators being chief amongst them, I was sent a link to the Pollinator Patch Project this morning. This is something I've been working toward in my own garden for sometime, I highly encourage you to too, please check out the link, watch the T.E.D. clip, and add your own Pollinator Patch to the world, even if it's just in a few pots on a deck or balcony. We can make a difference.

This painting is of a Red Spotted Purple Admiral Butterfly flying toward it's host plant - willow. I had more of these in my garden this year than I ever had, and got lots of wonderful photo's as they happily posed for me in my Pollinator Patch.

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