I'm going to have to be brief today as I have a lot of running around to do. But I do have some explaining to do.
But first, I hope you take in the TwobyTwobyTuesday blog. I would like to grow the audience and the participation for the twinchie art challenge this year. It's every other week and the prompts are already posted for the whole year. The next one up is "Unicorn" for March 8. All mediums and talents are welcome--it just needs to be two-inches square (or even cubed!?)
This week's twinchie word was, "leap," and that got us to thinking...
My first thought was of Stag's Leap, a vineyard that produces wines that I like. Then I thought of "Artemis," a Cabernet Sauvignon they bottle that is quite yummy. [Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, which would be an appropriate deity to call upon if you were trying to hunt deer]. From there, we thought of Artemisia, a group of plants that sport white or grey leaves. The group includes a popular garden plant (Dusty Miller or Artemisia stelleriana) and wormwood (or Artemisia absinthia, the stuff from which absinthe is made).
And that's how I got to this, a Zentangle-inspired tangle of leaves:
It's kind of a hybrid between Sampson, Verdigoh and Amaze, I guess. I drew upon this source for inspiration.
It's not the craziest nor the most convoluted thinking, as it was a linear path, right?
The other item I'm posting is for the EIM word of the week, "earth." Trillian, the woman in charge there, put it as earth, little "e," so I went with dirt and my little garden trowel that helps me dig the weeds out of same:
For now, that's what I have. There will be more this week, so please entertain the idea of returning!