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purple hand

When I draw with crayons, I like to make bodies unusual colours. Mostly because I’m so conscious of wanting to represent diversity in my creative work. I want people to be able to see themselves in the things I create – to recognize bits that correspond to their own experience. I don’t want to draw […]

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iris

A childhood memory: Reading the Little House books and hearing irises called “flags.” I don’t know why, but that always stuck with me. What fanciful names can you come up with for flowers? What about “nests” for roses? Or “suns” for dandelions? Or “cups” for tulips? “I picked _________” ___ What inspired this prompt?

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maple blossoms

I’ve already published this photo of maple blossoms, taken in front of my home, here and here. I love this photo. Looking out my window right now, the tree is full of burgundy leaves. Have you ever looked closely at tree blossoms? Are they a nuisance in your life (something to be cleaned up from […]

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vinca minor

Vinca minor is one of my favorite ground covers, because it blossoms early in the spring, and lasts pretty much all summer. If you have a grass lawn and needed to replace it, what would you replace it with? What would you use as a ground cover beneath shade trees? “I planted _________” ~ Next […]

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primroses

This is a photo of some of my mother’s primroses this spring. For the longest time when I was a kid, I never knew what primroses were. I read the name in a fairy tale, but thought they must just be a variation of regular roses. What would you name these flowers if not primroses? […]

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