A few weeks ago, Sweetie and I went on a walk with a few university folk. The walk was about Birds and Blooms so it was in a nature area looking at spring flowers and birds nesting. Also, there was a downed tree and inside the tree - a honeycomb that had been deserted. I brought a large piece home (there was a lot inside and one other woman took all the rest for beeswax candles) - it looks like a heart to me.
So that got me thinking about bees
and possible paintings.
I had a couple of small (6 x 6 inch) stencils I'd purchased somewhere - one has a honeycomb pattern and one has numbers. I also carved my own honeycomb stamp from materials I'd gathered earlier this year.
Drawing the shape, stamping the honeycomb stamps and number stamps, I am thinking about the bees and colony collapse and what will happen if we don't save the bees...how much of what we eat on a daily basis will just be gone?
Now I'll take some time and draw a few honey bees and trace them onto the paper - or maybe paint them onto watercolor paper and glue them onto the honeycomb?
Obviously, I'm still at the thinking stage on this one and unsure where it will go. But one cannot just disregard such a great reference as the honeycomb (and it smells so wonderful in my little art room, perfuming the air with the scent of honey and flowers).