Illustration Friday - Perennial

perennial (print available in my shop)

This is my attempt for the theme of Perennial for Illustration Friday and it is also an entry for 52 Designs.

This topic was perfect because last year around this time my friend Christie and I took a watercolor class for the first time.  We each had two assignments: paint a Larkspur (our instructor's birthday flower) and paint a landscape.  After that class Christie and I kept setting a goal of painting our birthday flowers but I never got around to it.  Maybe she did and didn't tell me.  ;)  So my bday is next month and why not kill two birds with one stone and paint the August flowers which are poppies.  These are the variety that come back every year of course.

It was also perfect because it gave me a reason to put down my alpha project which I have been working on all week.  I even made a loose picture book dummy: scanned every letter sketch to size, cut each sheet, put it together just like the actual book would look.  It's so exciting and I'm having fun with it.