Thanks to Jude's recent post, I've discovered Valerie (Anna?) Claff and have added a link to her Raven Wood Forest blog in the right hand column.
Hello Valerianna! :)
Reading through her latest post, and seeing images of her studio (the paintings and brushes and collections of natural objects) reminded me in some way of a self that I was. And it made me think how far removed from that self I am now. And it made me wonder about how that happened. How, unwittingly, I forced that self into the shadows. Infact it made me think about alot of different things. And it reminded me of these. Unfinished watercolor studies in a sketchbook from the way back when.
Two leaves. With fungal or larval damage.
One fruit (detail of above study)
In many ways I was happier then. Now I need to figure out why I think that.
Of course, you cannot go back. But I think you can re-MEMBER... a slow and intensive piecing back together of self???
A pirate ship! It's amazing what you see when you're looking!
Grace, the images below are of octopus egg sacs. Karin told me. I'm so excited by this fact. I've collected more since I posted about the first one (when I still thought it was some kind of shell). Unfortunately, most are broken. But I'm delighted with the thought of all of those baby octopi that must be pulsing through the Golfo Dulce right now! :)
Not so much with the "hilos de oro" ("golden threads") jellyfish that stung us this morning!