Thursday, April 26, 2012


I have been working on an idea to illustrate some of my dreams. In this one, I was visiting the neighborhood where I grew up with a friend. I was showing him how my old house had changed.

But it began to shift back to the way it looked before.

The window of my old bedroom was different, it looked like the window of a luxury apartment.

I am still working out the details on the images. There should be a little girl in the window of my old bedroom window. I need to ponder how I feel the images look with drawing on them, which is why I posted them. I am not sure yet how I want to put them together. Maybe I need a view of the surrounding neighborhood or a picture of my friend.

More to come once I figure it all out.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


 I planted tulips back in the fall. I didn't know that they were tulips until they bloomed.

My friend Aurelia, who runs the compost at the market, gave me the bulbs. She did not tell me what they were, except that some were blue. It was somewhat haphazard.

 It was a pleasant surprise, they are very pretty tulips.

I have some more mystery bulbs that have sent green shoots but no flowers yet, also from Aurelia. They are definitely not tulips. Perhaps they are the blue flowers.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Plants

The philodendron was overgrown, the pothos cuttings needed to be planted. I pruned and potted. Here are the philodendron cuttings.

I put the pothos cuttings into whatever pots I had.

I haven't been collecting containers to pot the plants in. I had a deli container, but it split when I tried to pierce drainage holes in the bottom. I guess the best thing would be those coconut water containers. They can't be recycled and they are very resilient.

The plants are still settling into the pots and growing in strange directions. Hopefully they will settle down by late spring.

This is one of the plants I brought back from the July street foray. I put the two others out in September. This one had almost died, there was nothing left but a few leaves. I made a cutting and it grew new roots. I am not sure that I will put it back out. Maybe it can be another mother plant.

There were lots of dead stems and leaves woven into the two pothos mother plants. I pruned out all the brown parts and sprayed them both with lots of water. I will trim them back for new cuttings in a few weeks. I only photographed one mother plant, because they both look pretty much alike.

This little plant came from pieces that fell off of its mother plant. I am not sure if they are hardy enough to go out. 

Oddly, it is the only plant that I put in a pot from a recycled water bottle.