Blooming!

It’s been a while since my last update on the progress of the little paperwhite bulb I was given back in mid-December. Quite a lot has been happening…

and just yesterday it bloomed!

Of course now the house is filled with its “perfume”!

I don’t mind it and figure it’s the price I need to pay to have green and flowering things growing in my house each winter.

But the Paperwhite’s smell can be polarizing. Where do you stand on the issue?

Scent? … or stink?

The Paperwhite’s Update #1

It’s been two weeks since you saw the first images of the daily documentation of my little Paperwhite’s growth. It’s been growing gangbusters now that it has its roots firmly entwined among the glass beads.

These daily ink and watercolor sketches just prove that art can be made in the briefest of time. These rarely take more than a half hour of my time but give me immense enjoyment.

That’s a good trade off any day!

Best Two Bucks I’ve Spent

I finished the second spread of Paperwhites the other day and was so pleased with my photo editing I just have to share!

I edit ninety percent of my photos on my iPhone using a few select apps, yet as much as I appreciate what I can do with PhotoToaster and Snapseed… TouchRetouch is absolutely magical… just look at the before and after.

Before:

After:

$1.99 in the Apple App Store and I believe it’s available at Google Play too… best two bucks I’ve spent.

I broke a couple of roots as I took it out of its glass pebble-filled jar. I won’t be doing that again.

The Paperwhite’s Progress

This little fella was a holiday gift from a dear friend who’s dealing with some health issues this winter. What started as a project to draw its growth once a week quickly morphed into a daily meditation as I paint and send out prayers and positive vibes across the universe.

The growth is heartening, although in a day or so, I’m betting the roots will be too long for me to continue to remove it from the vase for its modeling session. Even though I’m already looking forward to many happy hours painting flowers I need to remember… first things first… live in the present and document today!