This is my shrine to my secret garden. I actually love gardens and gardening. However, where I live, they aren’t really practical. So instead, I draw and paint them in abstract.
I often imagin them with various benches and sculptures tucked in here and there. So for this one, there is a cement head sculpture overlooking the plantings. Perhaps it is some sort of guardian!
Aside from the butterflies, this was painted with Caran d’Ache, Inktense and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor pencils. Liquatex Matte Medium, mixed with water, was used to dissolve the pigments.
The words are:
If you look the right way, you can see the whole world is a garden." - Frances Hodgson Burnett Mother nature has the best box of crayons. - Unknown Be different. Be original. Nobody will remember a specific flower in a garden filled with thousands of the same yellow flower, but they will remember the one that managed to change it's color to purple. - Suzy Kassem There are always flowers for those who want to see them. - Henri Matisse Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Unknown
Left: Tandika Star
Right: Tandika Star