This week, Week 7 of the Focus on Life Challenge is all about the beauty of flowers.
My favorite type of flowers are the ones that smell wonderful and fill the house or yard with fragrance. I also love the flowers that eventually become food. We have an orange tree and each year when it blooms I can sit in the yard for hours just to be near the wonderful fragrance. Then this time of year we enjoy multitudes of fresh oranges. Nature is wonderful.
And then there's Kirk's strawberry patch. What could be more wonderful than the delicate flower of the strawberry plant which turns into a succulent strawberry? Life is very, very good.
I also want to talk about Week 4 in this challenge. I started late and missed this posting.
The prompt was Creating Art which leads to all kinds of interpretation. We often think of art as painting. If that was the only type of art, I would be in big trouble. Painting isn't my thing. I can't even paint a wall without lots of problems including getting more of it on me than the wall.
I decided to go with some photos I took of making metal art because that is my favorite to do. Show what you know, is what we are told. Or is it write what you know? Oh heck, I don't know, LOL.
Here are two bracelets that I am working on. I learned the techniques at Bead and Button in Milwaukee and at Art-is Petaluma last year in classes with Richard Salley. Believe me, if you are interested in metal work, Richard is the teacher to go to. He lives in New Mexico but teaches at lots of major shows in the US. Check out Richard's web site for his show schedule.
Everyone have a fantastic holiday weekend and be careful out there.