Painting zu Hause

Radishes, Rise Up!

Posted in garden, nature, radishes, vegetables, watercolor by Liz Macklin on March 31, 2010
Radishes

Radishes | watercolor | 10 " by 11" | copyright Liz Macklin 2010

After months of neglect and three feet of February snow, my garden’s a maze of sticks, weeds and whatever else fell from the sky. A few  shoots of parsley and a bed of lemon thyme are springing back to life. Time to break out the rakes, trowel and garden gloves.

I usually plant tomatoes, peppers and squash, but maybe I should try a few new vegetables this year. Radishes? What else would be tasty? Any ideas?

I’ve found useful advice from Tony Maniezzo, food garden horticulturalist at the Botanical Garden of the University of British Columbia.

Nature Drawing and Painting

Posted in drawing, environment, exhibits, garden, nature, watercolor by Liz Macklin on March 16, 2010
Daffodils

Daffodils | watercolor | 7" by 8" | copyright Liz Macklin 2010

It’s time to draw and paint outdoors! Join me and more than 40 other artists at the spring art festival at Fort C. F. Smith Park.

We’ll celebrate with an opening reception and exhibit on Friday, March 19th from 6 to 8 pm. Drawings, paintings, ceramics and glass will be on view all week in the historic Hendry House at 2411 N. 24th Street in Arlington.

There will be workshops, lectures and concerts — all free and open to the public. For anyone interested in sketching outdoors, Jocelyn Hunn and and I will lead  nature drawing from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, March 20th. We’ll sketch flora and fauna throughout the park using easy techniques. All ages and abilities are welcome. Children under 12 must be  accompanied by an adult.

For information about the full week of programs, see the Arlington Artists Alliance website. To register for workshops, e-mail sparkerart@yahoo.com.

The Reading Connection

Posted in artists, nursery rhymes, textiles by Liz Macklin on March 5, 2010
blue shibori silk chiffon scarf

Blue shibori silk chiffon scarf

Join literary honoree Rosemary Wells, creator of favorite picture book characters Max and Ruby, at the reception and benefit auction for The Reading Connection!

Thursday, March 11th — 6:30 pm — Arlington, Virginia

My blue shibori silk chiffon scarf will be available at auction — along with books by Ms. Wells and many other items! Tickets are available online.

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