We call these generic little flowers “belly flowers” because you have to be on your belly to see them and only botanists know their names. None of them are more than 2 or 3 inches tall. So I spent time on my belly, including drawing an oak leaf that survived the winter, until I got too cold and wet.
latest updates: ink and colored pencil
These little pink/lavender numbers called a Sierra Shooting Star appear in the woods around my house every April, so that one hardly knows where to step, and when I walk the dog I try to dance around them so I won’t ruin them. After a whole winter of not doing any sort of art work at all they finally inspired me somewhat—but I didn’t finish because I got bored. Come to think of it, I sort of like it that way.