Toiling in the garden...

Friday, May 12, 2006

Did I say I would post a picture in the beginning of the week? I meant to say the complete last day of the work week.

The problem was that I finished Monday evening and the first pictures I took were crap. Then it rained all week so there was no sun to take a good picture in. Yesterday I took a few when the sun peeked out from behind some clouds so they're still not the best but much better than what I had before.

So, what do you think?

I love it. It's one of my sort of reproductions. I just wrote a mini-rant in my other journal about it so I'll just suffice it to say here that I try not to do exact reproductions. I don't think Van Gogh would like that. He probably wouldn't like my version either but maybe he would be flattered that I would want to try. Or he would slap me upside the head and tell me to go outside and draw my own pictures of flowers. Uh, I'm rambling again.

So the to-do list is a bit shorter. I've finished this, started Kurt's curtains, and begun clearing out and tilling up my garden with my good ol' Garden Claw. Okay, actually it's practically brand new but I love it so much that it already deserves the "good ol'" title. I also put up fence posts for my chicken wire fence to keep those rascally rabbits out and off my lettuce this year.

AND I started a new sock. No picture, sorry. It's a toe and about 10 more rows. It's burnt orange Knitpicks Essential, plain stockinette, 52 stitches on size one DPNs. The actual color is Pumpkin but it's deeper than a pumpkin orange.

This weekend: more gardening. Have a good one!


Imbrium said...'s gorgeous! I wish I had that kind of artistic ability.

susan said...

It's really beautiful. Another talent! Are you going to make it into an intarsia chart now?

jennakate said...

i love the pumpkin colorway... rich color, like in your painting! :) fantastic work - you are incredible!
(and congrats on finishing the curtains and your sweet garden, too!)

Wendie said...

That's so pretty. Oil pastel is something I never got the hang of when I actually *did* art (what seems like ages ago!)