Monday, February 29, 2016

February 28, 2016 ~ Pam's Basket and a Lady Slipper ~ Art Journal

"Knowledge is power..
   knowledge is safety...
knowledge is happiness."
~Thomas Jefferson

This pretty little basket was made for me some 30 years ago by our art teacher. Pam Tinsley back when we taught at Highland Belle Middle School.  I have used it over and over again through the years, and it is still in pristine condition. It is one of my favorite things in which to place fresh flowers.  I need to learn where to place my journal in order not to get all the noise in the photos. This one is full of it.

The Lady Slipper was sketched using Dr. Oscar Gumption’s book entitled Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dr. Gupton was a professor in the Department of Biology at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA, during his lifetime. His son continues to be a friend of my boys.

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  1. Hello, pretty sketch and basket of flowers. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  2. Hello Genie
    a basket full of beautiful flowers, I like very much.
    I wish you a low-stress, creative week.
    Greetings Sadie

  3. Oh, I like this, Genie. I really should try my hand at art journaling. I love the idea and have made travel journals, but never daily art journaling. Very nice! Have a great week. xo

  4. I so know what a little basket like that means over the years. I have one two. Trouble is friends want to borrow it for shows and competitions, so it is getting a little fragile :-)
    What a pretty orchid sketch - and have you seen them in the wild?
    BTW, in your comment you said you were crying - are you OK?

  5. A beautiful basket, you mast have many memories when you see it with flowers.
    Yvonne xx

  6. You are truly multi-talented Genie!

  7. FRIENDS MEET FRIENDS of this week has opened!
    Herzlich Pippa