Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Magnolia seeds

The magnolia trees are dropping their burrs here in Southwest Florida. I always thought they were called cones, but I read recently that some people call them called burrs.  The name burr sounds more appropriate somehow, even though this one is nearly 4 inches long (not including the stem).  if you'd like to know more about our magnolias, Floridata has a nice page on them.

I haven’t had much time to draw lately, and I miss it. Circumstances in my life have changed for the time being, and the hours in the day are just not long enough. I’m in the process of figuring out how to add more creative and daily sketch time, but so far it’s fallen to the bottom of the list.

It’s an evolving process, and right now my compromise is to work on small things in small chunks of time. Working in a small journal (this one is 5 by 8 inches) seems to be a perfect solution for now.

I won’t be able to read and comment on blogs and images as much in the past, my friends, but please know that when possible I’ll be enjoying them!