Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Black & White Fright and What's Blooming the day before Blooming Wednesday!

Here he is! My EHAG Black & White Fright piece!
This is "Spooky Hoot", and he's listing on ebay this afternoon at 4:00pm.

He's a long way from my first visions for the B & W challenge as my initial thoughts went in the direction of the old film noir horror films. The more I thought about it though, my mind would keep returning to the realm of whimsy and wildlife... and so... Spooky Hoot was born.
An artist's mind is often jumping from one idea to the next and I've found it's usually best to just go with the flow, because if you don't, a form of "writer's block" can take over and doesn't get you anywhere.
As my Metalsmith instructor, Kristen Beeler, is always fond of saying: Just keep moving forward. :-)

Here are some blooms for this week.

This weekend my Mom and I went on the Mary Lou Heard Memorial garden tour.
The day before, it had been a wind storm that I'm sure created havoc with those gardeners that were preparing for the hundreds of guests that would be arriving the following morning.
I thought I would share some of the lovely flowers that were on display.

Delphinium and a wonderful yellow daisy-like flower edged in white.


Oriental Poppy

Stunning Ranunculus


magikalseasons said...

Love your owl! Priceless expression!

Zan Asha said...

WOW! I love your owlie face! And your flowers too!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Sppoky hoot is a hoot! I love him:)
I would guess the yellow flower is tickseed or coreopsis. Love the ranuculus.

Tennisc G said...

LOVE the new piece, Debbie!
And great shots of all your blooms... looks like Spring has sprung in CA.

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Thank you everyone! He was alot of fun to create and I'm so glad you like him! :-)

Len said...

I love your work. There is such personality and delight in it. Keep doing such fine pieces.