New life

I have to admit I’ve not much of a green thumb and most of my houseplants die a miserable death. But I’m on a streak and have kept (most of) a planter full of greenery alive since late last fall.  Which lead me to feel brave enough to add a new friend to my studio.  I tried to resist, honestly I did.  I still don’t know if it was the perky green leaves or the cute blue pot but I couldn’t help but bring this little fella home with me when I spied him last week.

plant, image 1 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Once I picked him up to bring him home I discovered he was just sitting in a little plastic container inside the cute blue pot so when we arrived home I filled the pot with soil and, with lots of tender love & care, nestled him into his new home surrounded by some yummy, rich dirt. He’s a full sun type of guy and so the studio is a perfect place for him to live during the warmer months of the year. When late fall rolls around he’ll have to more to an indoor location for a while! I’ve enjoyed snapping photos of him with different lighting and angles.

plant, image 2 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

I wonder if he’ll influence my art and I’ll start adding greenery to all my creations?

I’m thinking of naming him after a painter since he’s an art studio plant. I’m leaning toward Claude (Monet) but I’m still open for suggestions!