Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Cedar waxwing

There were about a dozen waxwings and a couple of woodpeckers flitting around in the backyard cottonwood this afternoon. I love the puffy chest and crisp black mask on these guys.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Vegetable garden

Winter in Texas is definitely the lowest-maintenance gardening time of the year (though we have had had quite a few freezing nights the past couple of months). Right now I'm most excited about broccoli (so much sweeter than store-bought). A lot of my greens are in seedling phase right now, so I've just got to be patient, but I'm looking forward to salads in the near future. Row 1: arugula, broccoli, bok choi, chard; Row 2: chard, radishes, spinach, lettuce, onions, lettuce; Row 3: shallot, freesia, thyme, kale, tatsoi, onions, beets

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

What I'm inspired by this week

I just found out about Beatrice Alemagna's work a couple of days ago over on Fine Little Day. Wow. So much amazingness there.

Yesterday I stumbled upon Meg Hunt's inspired Picture Book Report, a project with 15 illustrators depicting their favorite children's books. Can't wait to see it unfold.

And this morning, I found out about Brendan Wenzel over on Drawn. I love, love his animals. And his watercolor sketches make me want to get myself out on the (very soggy) town with my paints and paper in tow.