I finished sculpting the Monsanto hand. Next I will sculpt the farmer's hand. I might do a bit more to his sleeve and the base. (excuse the messy apartment in the background...it's too hot to pick it up!)
I worked on the farm for the third time Tuesday. I harvested kohlrabi, washed green onions, kohlrabi, and fennel, pulled some prickly and large weeds from the green peppers, and bagged some potatoes for the CSA. It was super hot but I enjoyed it anyway. I have a lot of respect for farmers...I can't decide if I could do that everyday in that kind of weather. I have been considering interning on a farm but with weather like this it makes it hard for me to want to do it everyday! But anyways, I love washing the dirt off those veggies, and freeing them of weeds, and pulling the root veggies from the ground, and getting super dirty. I haven't found something this exciting for me in a while. I can't wait to go back Tuesday and I might start going Fridays as well.
I went to Ruby Garden yesterday and today to paint there for the first time. Yesterday did not go so well when it came to painting but today I finally did something I wouldn't be embarrassed to share. I am going to make a habit of going as often as possible. Painting plants is really complicated. There are so many layers and I get a bit bored since I am mostly interested in the colors I am seeing so I am going to go back tomorrow and start collecting all the colors in the Ruby Garden. I will do this by making drops of colors...if that doesn't make sense...don't worry I will show you soon.
One of the beautiful orangey, red sunflowers.
Zucchini flowers! When I was in Italy I had fried zucchini flowers, they were so tasty.
The garden looks amazing. Everything is so tall and colorful. Just a month ago, the plants were so tiny, and I saw a lot of dirt. Now I can hardly see dirt at all!