Coneflowers are my favorite flower because of their awesome petals and I now have to add that I'm also in love with their buds. They're so unique, with all their little, curly leaves that turn into beautiful, expressive pink petals. The greens in the leaves and stem are different than most leaves and grasses. They're grayed out with a touch of blueing. This was a fun one because I haven't done a coneflower since I started being bolder with shadows. I'm liking how it turned out.
It's freezing here in Western Canada as we impatiently wait for the Christmas season to begin. I'm thinking that since it's been so rainy and cold and because we've been bored here for a week, just waiting for November to be over, that the boxes of decorations and the artificial tree are gonna make their way (all by themselves, lol) to our apartment. Hehehe. I know mom's feeling anxious to decorate. The other day she came home with scented pine cones so now the house smells like cinnamon and cloves! I'll admit that the sparkling and glittery tree up in the corner would seriously cheer me up.
I'm feeling slightly ill lately, all my fault, really, but that's neither here nor there. For the past few days I've been having smoothies for breakfast and they use protein power. Now, see, we switched to Almond milk because I'm lactose intolerant. But stuuuupid me, I KEEP forgetting that the protein powder is made from whey (milk protein)!! I have to take a lactose pill with the damn drink and I've forgotten for three days in a row. I'm now paying the price. UUhh! I know, I know, all my fault, but that doesn't help now that I've got all those icky tummy troubles. It's not like my tummy cares why it's upset, it's just making it clear that I'm going to suffer for my stupidity for the next 24-48 hours. UUhh again!
But don't worry, I'll be fine, it's not like I haven't been this stupid many times before. :o) I'm hoping that if I announce on Wednesday that our tree is up that you all won't think me crazy. I need a little pick me up, so sue me if a sparkly lighted tree makes me feel better. What's a couple more days of tree gloriousness between friends, right?? Hey, it's not like I put it up in August when some stores start advertising their Christmas stock!! Hehehe.
Anyway, I'll be back tomorrow to add yet another piece of art to AEDM, I'm determined to finish strong. If you'd like to see all the piece I've done so far, just click here and all my Art Every Day Month posts will come up, starting with this one.
Just click here to go to this week's Artist's Play Room. To read about this week's theme, scroll down to the end of the post where you can also add your artwork.