Things that are growing

I have a few projects to write about, but this morning I just want to check in and show a little bit of what's growing around here!

Loofahs at the community garden,
mums, zinnias, giant hyssop,
This one totally snuck up on me!

and Mabel?!


A family collaboration

A few weeks ago we took a family trip to the beach. One day M sat down and said, "Let's draw shells!" How could I say no to that? So we drew shells together.

Then I made a coloring page. Then we came home and I kept drawing.

I started playing with color and texture from some watercolors images I made with this piece in mind.

Charlie suggested I use a photograph of sand he took while we were at the beach. I tried it and I liked it! I have a feeling it won't be too long before Fox plays an even greater role in the process too, but in the meantime, I like thinking of this piece as a collaboration between Mabel, Charlie and me!


She sells sea shells (actually this one is free)

I made a coloring page from my newest drawing. I thought some of you, like me, aren't ready for the waning of summer. Here's a little summery activity to ever-so-slightly extend the season: a seashell coloring page!

Just click the image or link and you'll go to a google doc for downloading.