"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hibiscus Bloom

My very first blog post was a photo of a hibiscus flower. I can still remember the first time I saw one in person. I was 20 years old and visiting California. The blooms were huge and stunning! I have loved them ever since.

Last summer I bought 3 patio plants. They all did quite nicely in our humid southern US summer. I brought them inside for the winter, and lo and behold they survived. They are back outside, happy as clams, enjoying the humidity once again. I need to repot them, as they have grown so much. I wish they would over-winter and I could plant them in my landscape.

This flower bloomed the other day and I was captivated by the beauty of the bloom. It practically glowed. I hope you enjoy it, too.

On the art side of things, I've been doing some fabric dyeing with mixed results. My kids are home from school now, and things have slowed down a bit. I hope to get back to creating soon, but I think the big push at the end of the school year did me in a bit, and I needed to take a break. I've managed to collect a few more bottle caps, so I'm going to try to put together a tutorial on my process. Stay tuned!


Judy Rys said...

I too love the Hibiscus flowers. There is one outside my sewing room with white flowers and red centers.

Vivian said...

Michelle, the Hibiscus is beautiful! What is the dyeing class you are taking?