For years I have picked dried milkweed pods for floral arrangements. I’ve photographed and sketched milkweed for a long time.
Some of the pods are 3D. I used silk paper and small beads for the kapok and seeds. I enjoyed making this so much that I have started working on a second one. And am revisiting the thistle sketches I made a while back. Seeds, weeds and pods are all pretty fascinating subjects.
One thing I have noticed is that during summer and winter I am quite content to work with muted shades and but in the winter, one everything is gray, white and brown I crave color in my life and it finds its way into my work.