Winter Beauty

So it’s December. The gardens are no longer full of blooms, and most of the foliage is either gone, lying underfoot or way past its best. But there are still some great little treasures out there. I especially like all the seed heads and leaf skeletons, found now that all the coverings are disintegrating.

I love to see the underlying structures. These old poppy seed heads have done what they came to do (I’m sure that they will have supplied me with a great crop for next year), but I haven’t finished with them yet! I want to study them, photograph them, draw them, make cut outs, use the cut outs as stencils and maybe some samples in fabric. I may never use these in a finished work, but they will be there in my sketchbook, pages of possibilities.