Thursday, April 5, 2012
Craft Victoria and Saffron
Craft Victoria -
I am now officially an accredited member of Craft Victoria, and am proud to be associated with such a wonderful organisation.
Thank you Craft Vic for all the wonderful work you do for so many arts professionals.
While I was having a lovely time at the Castlemaine Artist Market an especially wonderful couple noticed one of my cards with a garlic drawing - and we got to talking about saffron bulbs. This is the bulb they consequently showed to me so I could have a go at drawing it. I took quite a few photos so I had a good record of this silky bulb, then did some sketchy drawings that didn't do this wonderous little thing justice. It is much the same size as a daffodil bulb, but the papery exterior is silky. (The photo doesn't show the texture well enough, but I reckon it would keep that Princess from the Princess and the Pea happy). I only had the bulb for a few hours as it needed to be planted, but I am grateful for having had the opportunity to see it. There are so many things that help maintain a sense of wonderment, which are only amplified by the generosity of complete strangers that share ...