Monday, July 21, 2008

A Series of Weeds





Dandelion Series: Stage 1
colored pencil on Ampersand pastel board
6 x 6"
This is the first of my dandelion series. I have three more on the table. They show the life of a dandelion from infancy, youth, middle and old age.
I know, I know, they're weeds. But I don't care. Here's why I like them:
  • I've always thought they were beautiful. Just simple, bright and promise summer is on the way.
  • They're the first bouquet most kids give their moms. And as a mom, the most cherished bouquet you'll ever get.
  • These babies are survivors, too. Who can't identify or root for the underdog? No matter how much they're dug, pulled, sprayed, or stomped, they come back.
  • The metamorphosis they go through will never cease to amaze me. I still pick the fluffy ones and make wishes. (You can blame me for the sprouts in your yard.)
Those are my reasons for paying homage to them in this series. Hope you like.

3 comments:

Serena said...

I love dandelions too, Rhonda, and your rendition here is looking beautiful. I look forward to seeing the rest ~ :)

Paula Pertile said...

I like! I like a lot! :~)

Quilt Knit said...

I have taken photos all Spring and Summer of Dandelions. I have always had a special interest in them.

You sound tense. I would hope this study, gives you great artistic insight and a calming influence in your world.

((( Circle of Hugs )))
Sherrie Roberts