flowers for this week…

Here are my current entries for the May Flower Challenge. I haven’t been keeping track of how many I have posted.  This past Saturday was my birthday.  My hubs went all out this year and got me a dozen white Roses.  They have been so pretty but now the petals are starting to droop.  This first photo is one of the blooms:

These next two photos are wild flowers that grow in our area.  I don’t know the name of the daisy-like flower…I have heard some say they are Black-eyed Susan.  The white flower is Queen Anne’s Lace.  These are very common along the roadsides, fields, and along the edges of some yards.

This next photo is my neighbor’s Hydrangea Bush.  It can’t decide which way to go…having both pink and blue blooms and shades in between:

These last three photos are some pieces I’ve made the past few days.  The first one is started with collage pieces that had been painted and inked.  I glued them onto a small page in my big journal.  I used watercolor and pen to define some areas.

Wallpaper flower with a doodled background:

As you can see, this isn’t a flower.  I glued some pieces of security envelopes, junk mail and scrapbook paper in my small Strathmore watercolor journal.  I used two kinds of pens to doodle…one being my old standby: Sharpie fine point marker.

10 thoughts on “flowers for this week…

  1. lee May 16, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    first happy belated birthday, roses from your husband, ahhh
    second loved your pictures and the art

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  2. deborahvelasquez May 16, 2012 / 9:26 pm

    I just love sharpies…I really like your drawings! Happy belated Birthday!

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  3. aprilmariecole May 17, 2012 / 1:51 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! ((hugs))
    Lovely photos and what a wonderful husband you have, roses for your birthday :]
    Really enjoyed seeing your artwork, loved all three. You are so talented.

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  4. vivjm May 17, 2012 / 2:56 am

    Oh wow – your art is wonderful. I especially love the wallpaper flower. And happy belated birthday too 😉

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  5. lorimoonstudio May 17, 2012 / 5:07 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! Love the line work – – I also love my sharpie markers but I have recently discovered copic multiliner micron pens – they don’t bleed and they have tiny tips. So much fun! Thanks for linking up with my Mary Flower Challenge this month!

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  6. spilledinkguy May 17, 2012 / 8:13 am

    Very nicely done indeed, Mary! AND a very happy belated birthday! I hope you had a wonderful one!
    🙂

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  7. Danielle May 17, 2012 / 9:24 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! The roses are beautiful.

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  8. Janet May 19, 2012 / 9:15 am

    I’m only a week late wishing you Happy Birthday!! I like all the flower pictures but I LOVE that last picture! Security envelopes have never looked so good.

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  9. Andria May 22, 2012 / 4:33 pm

    Beautiful white roses…happy birthday!!

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