3×3 Design Challenge #1

I like doing Shannon McNab’s design challenges. This is last Friday’s submission but my posts are a little backed up right now from last month’s St Patrick’s Sketchbook. I am also working on ideas for Easter which should start on April 1.

The Challenge for Week 1 was Folksy Florals are something folk arty so being born a Pennsylvanian, the first idea that popped into my head was Amish hexes so I incorporated some flowers I did in one sketchbook and one of the birds from last month to come up with this submission.

Refreshed sketch

I have been updating some of my work digitally. This was always one of my favorites that I did several years ago and I decided to give it a digital facelift. I purchased the bouquet in the pumpkin during a festival in Cape May and did the sketch immediately after I took it home. I thought it was such a great idea. I would never have thought to use a pumpkin for a “vase.” I don’t know what the blue flowers are but I always wanted to grow them. There used to be a U-pick place in West Cape May where you could cut your own flowers. Don’t know if it is still there.

This is a low res file for posting.

Autumn Floral revisited