As a toast to one of my favorite cultures, and my favorite mythical creature comes my dragon puppet craft. Yes, there are a few out there, but this one has been Deb-ified,which means drawing + painting + chopsticks+ using only one 12x18 sheet of paper for this doozy. The four of us;Lorri, Nolan, 1/2 sleeping Caleigh and myself, had lots of fun spending a lazy Sunday creating our dual-persona dragons that double as plant picks to scare away spider mites, mold and fungus
Another great weekend...my work was in a group show downtown at The Market Gallery, I helped Dom with his work, made a couple of great dinners, turned and added to the compost bin, added some new plants to the patio pots, and most importantly, tackled a big hands-on project that included lumber and drilling. Eesh! But seriously, I'm so proud of myself..the wood itself had 2 feet on me! Man, purchasing those gardening gloves really payed off!
Before & Compost
My problem and need for adding an extra 6" of soil from the raised bed is this culprit... a buried portion of a snipped-off chainlink fence from the previous owners of our rental. Because of this, the gravel and the intermittent concrete from old poles, my alley garden came from nothing more than an oversized dog pen. Even Beatle's glad its a garden now.
Now, where's the plants?
Ahh Saturday, a chance to putter about the backyard in discoveries of the mutated variety. January in LA means mild temperatures that offer no rest for the growing. My lemon tree bounces between abundant and chilled out, and my wacked-out tomato plant is bearing fruit just below its frost-bitten tips. While picking the two fruits on the left, I was nearly smacked with the fall of this mutated lemon.... mutant lemonade anyone?
These rampant clovers turn my cone from Generational Transference into a one-of-a-kind garden ornament!
To kick off the new year, I'm dedicating the logging of my creative musings to a blog. Today, I finalized my profile as DebraArt on Pinterest and found out just how much fun it is. Man, I could spend hours pinning stuff, perusing, repinning.... But what it really does is incline me to dig around in my studio and start snapping shots of fun stuff myself. This week at work I can start posting photos of some student work. Maybe I'll start when I can get off my Minty Obsession. Better get back to my banana painting http://pinterest.com/debraart/minty-kiss/