Art Roundup, week of April 15th

My favorite sights in nature fall into three categories: a sunrise/sunset, a waterfall (no matter the size), and everything under the water. However, with some recent views, cultivated flowerbeds are creeping into that short list of natural beauty despite being manmade. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store, and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

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As the line of cars inched forward, I got another shot of the potted flowers resting inside their mini wooden barrel. The rustic combination of the container resting upon the loose stones kept me smiling while the lengthy wait weighed upon me.

While I can’t remember what we were doing, I remember pausing to snatch a few photos of our relatives’ mailbox to capture the beautiful flowers. Once more, I apologize for the lack of knowledge about this pair of flowers. The lack of their name doesn’t impact the inherit beauty of the yellow stems centered in the white petals.

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Shifting your focus will do wonders for you. It can do anything from giving you new avenues of thought to creating new scenes to explore. And when I shifted my focus on the flowers planted next to the mailbox, the yellow stems vanished and the petals turned into a protective nest for its precious cargo. Next time you’re out and about and see something beautiful, stop and study the object from a different angle, and enjoy the alternate view.

Here’s another entry to my Man’s Best Friend gallery. While all dogs are amazing, I will be focusing on mine for the time being. Click here and buy access to this growing collection of watercolor renditions of these furry companions.

After claiming a new prize, my dog ran about for a little while, before eventually settling down beside her previous toy. Oblivious to the proximity to her other stick, she gnawed on one end, content with her fresh prize.