Iris & transience

I wait all year for these irises to appear. I brought them from my late parents’ garden. Their joint enterprise; my father grew them & then, my mother would paint them.
Each May, I take many photos, but it’s never the same as drawing or painting from real life. Yesterday, I grasped the moment, sat in the sunshine & recorded their beauty as best I could.
This morning they were gone, their remains like shrivelled, wilted paper left on the stem.
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5 Responses to Iris & transience

  1. The succession if your drawings made me smile. Just beautiful

  2. alexa says:

    Lovely to see your artwork unfold like this … :).

  3. I love the story about your father and mother and what a talent you have for drawing. Flowers are so difficult but from your drawing I can see exactly what they looked like!

  4. cparent1 says:

    I love irises! They remind me of my mother and are very close to my heart.

  5. Emma says:

    Incredibly poignant. Beautiful paintings too, a wonderful way to feel close your parents.

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