As it seems I often get to town when she is not available or the shop is closed, months past before I was able to share my results with her.
On Friday she asked me to take on a challenge.
Would I do a beeswax or encaustic collage to accompany her product line of these art boards and the local honey she is selling. She then gifted me with 5 8x10 sheets of the board.
Today I found the remains of a bumblebee on the back porch, an oddity.
And I also had a very edifying conversation with my neighbour. At 82, CS, is our local beekeeping expert and extremely knowledgeable about all things nature.
All in a very bee-ful day.
| Bee Anatomy, Wikipedia|
It is my intention to do an abstract collage of a rhododendron arrangement in a Le Creuset jug
on my dining room table, and possibly include the real, but unfortunately, now deceased bee.
A beautiful and rather mature rhododendron is growing outside my stairwell window and lovely to behold when in bloom. I pruned it a week or more ago and cut the top blooms for the jug.
(I have a new camera and haven't figured out how to view, capture and then post photographs yet.)