My husband is the best! I mentioned that I'd like to have a stalk or two of the cotton that is now drying in the fields.
The fields are not far from our home, so it wasn't a huge issue, but still, he made the effort for me. I've been playing with painting cotton on canvas after I learned how in a class at school last spring. I wrote about the class here and some of the works that I created here and here.
Now I have actual cotton bolls, stems and leaves to look at as I paint. I am hopeful that I will be a better painter if I can look at the actual thing rather than try to remember the details.
All of these came from one plant, which was easily three feet tall--too tall to handle. I trimmed the plant by cutting each stem down near the trunk and removing most of the dead stuff. I tried to arrange the stems like I do with flowers, but these babies are stiff and do not bend.
They also are hard enough to bite like thorns, so I ended up shoving them down in the vase and leaving them alone. They live in the studio on top of my old card catalog chest. I can move them so long as I touch only the glass vase.
Now there are no excuses...it's back to painting for me! Thanks darling husband!
What projects do you have no excuses for anymore?