The thing I always tell myself when learning is “I’m not good, but I’m getting better!”
This balances the positive negative emotions for me. Yeah I’m not a good artist because there’s loads left to learn. I am learning and growing though, which is the most important part.
And a very quick experiment in using blue and grey to do a quick sketch of the church poking through the trees.
My first ever attempt at colour wheel in watercolour. Just mixing the colours on the paper not a pallet.
Like Dahlias, the plant looks a bit scruffy so you remove all of the flowers. A couple of days later the whole thing is in flower again.
This was casually explained to me by my mum years ago when I asked what she was doing.
It’s just an interesting thing.
I still find deadheading flowers an interesting thing. You pick the spent flower heads off a plant and it promotes more flowers to grow.
This works because when the flower is pollenated it withers and sends a chemical signal back to the plant to say “job done, all energy into seed making now please”
Picking the flower head off stops this signal and the plant produces more flowers to try and create seeds.
Maybe I should start a moss farm.
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