Illustrations for a story

Children, Drawing, Drawing Portrait, Flowers in Paintings, Gardens, Illustration, Insects in Paintings, Miscellaneous, Mixed Media, Na's class presentation, Pen and Ind, Portraits, Watercolor

Last year presented numerous opportunities for illustration. These are some of the drawings done for a writer of a children’s story about flowers and butterflies. Part of the story’s message is that all of us should take the time to appreciate the abundance and variety of exquisite life that surrounds us.

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Girlfriends dancing to the airport

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Watching a miracle

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The Costume Tea Party with Butterflies

Kansas City Urban Garden

Gardens

A few weeks ago I walked through a whimsical, yet beautiful and productive community garden at 18th and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri. I don’t know its story, but obviously some talented folks put it together. The setting is just south of Bartle Hall and the new Kaufman Performing Arts Center. A modern sculptural beehive sits above the garden on a pole. The shed is solar powered and there’s a sculptural piece that appears to be a wind turbine. The pathways meander past a large water swale with tumbling limestone(?) cubes. Vegetable plants were flourishing.  I’d love to see many more gardens in our towns and cities like this.  If touring the garden makes you hungry, there’s a lovely restaurant/antiques/boutique nearby in a beautiful old school named The Webster House.

Beehive Skyscraper

Nancy in the KC Urban Garden

Looking south from the Garden

Windmill in the Urban Garden