Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Twas a month of being under the weather. The outside air was grey, damp, cold, and persistently snow-flake filled. And various viruses were setting up competing shops in my throat, mostly. So here is my artist’s solution. I bought a bunch of orange lilies, all tightly budded. When lilies bloom, they do it with drama, flair (literally and figuratively), energy, and life. I drew them over and over again, about 24 times. Watching them open, watching til the petals fall off after giving it their all. And drawing that too.

I drew them on my iPad with a my digital art app, without a plan of progression. I present a selection of my thought process.

And the last drawing is a another bunch of lilies, bought for a birthday party. The weather has improved. My cough has been beaten back, and we all get to witness the lilies do their dance again.



  1. By painting the lilies, you made the best of that dreaded cough that overtook half the population, including my husband! Wish we had had some lilies to brighten those days. Thanks for sharing! Glad you're on the mend.

  2. Thank you. Supermarket flowers just fill a need sometimes.