Sunday, April 02, 2006

Illustration Friday - Spring!

Nothing says spring like flowers and birds...the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds have begun their migration northward in earnest...sightings in North America noted on the map as recently as today :)
Something different this week, that was a result of a gourd cleaning and cutting experiment (the back side had crumpled up during the drying process and I cut it out)...I had no idea what to do with this gourd once I had cleaned and cut it yesterday so I decided to use part of a template J made years ago as a the basic design....a little cheap acrylic paint and varnish...and here you have it....this was a fairly small gourd...maybe 6 - 8" from top to bottom
An illustrated gourd counts, right...? :)