Monday, June 29, 2020

Bee on flower - Bumble bee on a white rhododendron

I love to take pictures of bees on flowers.  It's one of the things I do when I'm in my own backyard and when I'm out for walks.  People see me taking pictures with bees buzzing around me and probably wonder if I'm loonie.  Well, all I can say is that I get super excited about nature and never tire of seeing living things, blooming things, and being outside.  I don't know if it is because I live in the wet Pacific Northwest and I have to sneak out between rain showers.  Or if I like to see things grow.  Or if I am love with the changing seasons.  Or if being in nature makes me feel alive.  Its all of those things and a little something more that is hard to put my finger on.  Elation, gratitude, oneness.

Here is the piece after the painting was done, with the picture of it side by side.  I could see that I needed to darken the bee a little bit more, which I did with permanent markers after the painting had dried.

I highlighted it with several threads:

Then quilted the piece and faced it.

I hope you like the finished piece.