Bouquet Garni is usually a bundle of herbs used to flavor a soup or stew, I know. But on Friday I needed something to fill out a bunch of leggy Gerbera Daisies that I picked up at the grocery store (funny how you get them home and there don’t seem to be nearly as many blossoms once you take that wrapper off), so I ventured out into the bog in my backyard in search of greenery. I found several stems of slug-chewed mint, one twig of rosemary long enough to hold its own, and some glorious purple-veined Swiss chard… not too bad for the gloomy depths of February.
I spent the next 40 minutes breathing in the herbs and splashing on a watercolor base, then filling in with colored pencil. It was bright and colorful, and after an additional 10 minutes in Photoshop I pronounced it “done”. Anybody need cheering up? Here ya go!