Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hollyhocks



Inspired by the hollyhocks...



The first is stitched on gently dyed muslin.





The second is a Sharpie line drawing.


Hollyhocks originated in China and were cultivated to symbolize the passage of time.

10 comments:

3rdEyeMuse said...

your stitches always bring me happy ... I've been playing with my sharpie a lot lately, too ... :)

Gerry said...

The hollyhocks are great (in life and on fabric). I reall;y like the Sharpie drawing. I can't draw a straight line with the help of a ruler. LOL

Glad to hear your DH made it back safe and sound. Sounds like he had a ball - and I'm sure he missed you like crazy too! :-)

Judy S. said...

So pretty! Hollyhocks bring such pleasant memories of trying to make the blossoms into ballet dancers.....I had one here but it didn't last very long, too cool probably.

beedeebabee said...

Another beauty! You really are a whiz of a stitcher...and a sketcher! :o)

Beth said...

You are an amazing artist with thread and sharpies too! I Love Hollyhocks. I planted one this year but it won't bloom till next year. Can't wait.
Woof to the Jack Pack from Lady Brat!
xoxoxooxoxoxo

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You are so so so good at drawing and stitching!!!!!! I have put some pictures on my blog if you are interested. I love your visits!! Fern

Judy Hartman said...

Love your hollyhocks - thread sketch, line drawing and the real ones too!

Werna Gail said...

I adore hollyhocks, we had them when I was a child. I'll have to see if they will grow here. Yours are so pretty and I love the new color. MMMMMM, I think I smell fried fish.

Phyllis said...

Hollyhocks remind me of my dear grandmother. She always had some growing.

Shopgirl said...

time is sure passing, and I love how you captured the Hollyhocks. I consider them a old flower for some reason. I must have been around them more as a child.
Stay Cool, Mary