When we moved into our current house, I was thrilled to discover that there were a multitude of bulbs planted in the front garden. Every spring I wait eagerly for the crocuses to pop up and signal the change of season.
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
–“in Just-” by e. e. cummings
I have given up growing tulips because it is too much work to keep the deer away, but one year I had great fun tracking their growth. Nothing brings hope so much as new buds and leaves in the spring.
You can find more spring at the original Lens-Artist challenge.
We have another image from the anime girls coloring book this month. This one (once again) reminded me of the title character of Cardcaptor Sakura with the hair and the costume.
The best part about coloring this one: CCS is now on Netflix!! I was able to watch it while coloring this picture. They have the entire two seasons both subbed and dubbed, including some episodes I had never gotten to see before! It’s a really wonderful anime and I encourage you all to check it out.
This definitely seems like a costume that Tomoyo would make for her friend to wearing while capturing Clow Cards. Take a look at some of the real costumes from the show for comparison:
What card do you think Sakura would capture in this costume? Something water/storm related, I think, same as these three examples.
Hope you all enjoy the Independence Day holiday! Check out my strangely patriotic CCS fanart for some celebratory vibes.
I have a new coloring book! My sister got me a nice book of original anime girl pictures that I have been enjoying, and here’s my first completion.
I picked this one to start for two reasons:
- I’m so excited for spring and flowers and nice weather that I really enjoyed coloring this picture with blooming trees in the background.
- This girl reminded me of Sakura from Cardcaptor Sakura (of course) because of her hair and her school uniform, and the trees in the background even look like cherry trees (called sakura in Japanese).
Here’s a close up of not-Sakura. I made her eyes brown to differentiate her a bit from the real Sakura, who has light colored eyes. But I did the hair in Sakura’s color. I’m still considering this fan art haha.
I wanted the background to be very soft colors to contrast with the boldness of her outfit, but it was a bit too much for my phone’s camera and you can barely tell I colored the background at all. Here’s a shot of the cherry trees so you can appreciate my subtle coloring. 😂
I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of the images in the book over the coming months. There are so many cute ones I can’t wait to share with you.