About two years ago, I drove by the Lake Elsinore bloom on my way to Anza Borrego. The bloom looked pretty but not spectacular. So, when my best friend Sarah, who lives nearby in Temecula, invited me out for an early hike on a Saturday in Lake Elsinore to see the flowers, I shrugged and said yes because I hadn’t seen her for a while and I also haven’t hit the trail for quite some time.
It was an absolutely spiritual experience. Nothing can come close to describing the beauty of millions of golden poppies opening up for the gentle morning sun with flocks of painted ladies alighting gently on said flowers. Sitting up high overlooking this spectacle, I felt hope that even though we see so much darkness and death in the world everything was going to be okay. After years of drought and fire and death, here is Spring dancing and alight with fresh life and beauty.
Here are some pictures that don’t do it justice:
I’ve always wanted to do a speed painting of my artwork. I’ve finally acquired everything to do so. I got a camera to stream my artwork, but for right now it seems more feasible to just record it, speed it up and throw it up on my youtube channel.
I really like the way this piece turned out. If you are interested in buying this piece, please go to:
Prismacolor Col-Erase Pencils
Strathmore 300 Series Student Watercolor Paper
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Paint Set of 6 tubes
Video creation materials:
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam
Adjustable Microphone / Mic Suspension Boom Scissor Arm Stand, ELINP Compact Mic Stand Made of Durable Steel for Radio Broadcasting Studio, Sound Studio, Stages, and TV Stations
After the heavy rains kept us off the trails for months, we finally headed down to Anza Borrego to see the desert super bloom. It was awesome to see the pop of color across the normally monochrome desert.
This is an appreciation post of the absolutely drop dead goregous flowers of the Getty Museum in LA. One of the cool things I did this year!
One of the coolest things to happen this year was watching (indirectly!) the eclipse. I grabbed my spaghetti strainer and did some old fashioned viewing while my boyfriend managed to get some shades for viewing.