Thursday, April 14, 2016

Breakfast (Not a) Bloom: Fiddle Heads

Another entry in the "Breakfast Blooms" or as some are calling it, the "Art and Oatmeal" series. This time it is oatmeal and fiddle heads. Applesauce and Cinnamon on the oatmeal. Fiddle heads in the sketchbook. Sketched, then inked with a Zig Writer. Practice watercolor glazing (per Sketchbook Skool Fakulty Felix Scheinberger) first using watercolors and then adding layers using Distress and Tombow watercolor markers (per author Joanne Sharpe). Done on Canson 140 cold press watercolor paper (inexpensive and good for practice) and pasted into journal. 

Text from around the picture: "What fern is this? The tightly curled fiddle heads are deceptive and it is difficult to determine which fern is which at this stage. The fern unfolds to its full potential. (circinate vernation) Our minds are shaped by our life experiences as we grow into our full potential. A fascination with the fiddle head of ferns. In the language of flowers, that is what the fern symbolizes: fascination. Older than the flowers, younger than the mosses, it is said that the fern only blooms once a year on Midsummer's Eve. It's a difficult quest indeed to find the seeds of ferns due to their being invisible.

 By chance if you do come across a fern seed on St. John's Eve, June 23rd, it will allow you to travel unseen to a magical spot marked by the Will O' the Wisp wherein you will find a hidden treasure. After you have secured this treasure for yourself, let the world know that you found a fern seed and you will not only be rich, you will be famous because no fern has seeds. Ferns contain the deep wisdom of Mother Earth and are her symbol for transformation, renewal, and hope for the future. Ferns remind us that all life is reborn and continues on." 

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