Thursday, July 7, 2011

Remedy, Illustration Friday

"To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy" ~ Hippocrates

A quick watercolor for IF this week, the fragrant lavender has been used as a remedy for a variety of ailments. Its soothing, calming effects suggest that Hippocrates might have been sniffing fields of it when he offered this advice.

If you'd like to try your hand at creating a unique gift from your garden, please visit My Creative Day. It's a brand new blog whose writer's first post offers step by step instructions to create a lavender wand. It's possible that the aromatic properties of one of these wands might magically take you to other faraway places, but I have a feeling that many more interesting and creative adventures could materialize if you decide to visit!


  1. you've captured this beautiful plant perfectly! I have it in my garden and when i walk by I just can't help but smile at the beautiful aroma. I LOVE this painting.

  2. Michele, your talent with watercolors always amazes me. There is such a delicate nature to this yet the colors are so saturated and vibrate I can almost smell the lavender. Gorgeous.

  3. I love the smell of Lavender, it is the most relaxing of scents. There is a bush I pass by on my way to work, MMMMMMmm!You post is a relaxing remedy to the end of a long week Michele, thank you.
    PS I had to smile at your comment re the funicular on my blog...we hummed that on our way there! How funny, great minds eh?
    Have a mellow weekend,
    Jane x

  4. Beautiful! Love the colors. I like the other site too. Always nice to do new projects :)

  5. OOh I can just smell the relaxing scent just coming off the page. This is wonderful work. You've got the colors just right. So beautifully illustrated. Great job.

  6. The way the color fades towards the back of the composition is so lovely. It makes me want to plant some lavender.

  7. you always capture the most beautiful of moments in your art! Lavendar is one of my favourite things and i was talking to my sister about how when we were very small we would go to the Del Mar Fair and they had the Exposition Hall and there was a table set up and filled with lavendar, fresh lavendar sachets wrapped in purple tulle with a soft silky ribbon :) i had to go there as soon as we entered the fairgrounds, it makes me smile to think of this! thank you for reminding me and it is one of the few plants i can successfully grow in my yard... :)

  8. What a fun and informative post this is!
    Your art, as always is beautiful, but the added bonus of a link to a craft...well that is icing on the cake. What a clever craft, thanks!

  9. You are hilarious!!! Seriously you are too funny. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  10. heisann!

    I love lavender, I the one that has grown from seeds I took home from Spit is not feeling well at the moment... I do not know how to nurse it the best! It is so tender!

    Your watercolor lavender is so living ;:OD)
    I will visit the blog...My Creative day.

  11. Heisann!

    Michele, look here!

  12. Your watercolour style suits the lavender beautifully. The colours and softness are very soothing and relaxing.


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