Why not consider the dry dead foliage of plants as architectural beauty in the winter?
Fall Garden North Carolina Arboretum
Just because the fall has come and winter is either already here for you personally or just around the corner the garden is still something to be considered and acknowledged as something beautiful. Dried landscape material can be tied back like an artistic creation of architectural art in the garden. These photos were taken at the North Carolina Arboretum in Ashville where the beauty of fall splashes against the deep green background of Carolina evergreens.
The North Carolina Arboretum
These grasses and hydrangea would even be pretty covered in a light blanket of snow.
The Carolina Arboretum Dried Hydangea
Tip: A nice balance of grasses against a back drop of evergreen looks great in every season.
North Carolina Arboretum: http://www.ncarboretum.org/
For the love of it!
I think blogging for me has actually been the hardest part of my entry into television more than anything else. It always happens the same way. I psyche myself to work on social media. I type for hours making 10 blogs to run consecutively and then bupkis, nadda, zip. You won’t hear a word from me for weeks.
I started asking myself why is this so darn difficult? Why do I dread this part of the process? Quite honestly I simply don’t enjoy coming up with copious amounts of content. Which is why I do what I do. Otherwise I suppose I would be a blog writer.
So hear is what I proposed to myself. As an exterior designer I pour my heart and soul into every job that best suits my spirit and those of the people I am creating for. Why not tell people why your job gives you such joy. Write a blog about how you completely surprise people with how absolutely comfortable and happy they are in the exterior space that you have created for them. That subcategory is called Inspiration and from time to time I hope I inspire you to get out outside and get closer to nature!
This painting series about expressing yourself. You don’t have to be a formally trained artist to get your toughts out. I like to use acrylics because they are less toxic and easy to clean up. Try a large canvas and choose colors that might represent your mood. You don’t have to have a picture in mind, you can simply just think about your art as color. If you feel blue than maybe that’s where you start and so on. I like to keep a working painting at all times and when I feel the urge I’ll simply pick up a brush and get started! Happy expressive painting!
Painting 2: Love Over Mercury