Monday, June 25, 2012

The Summer of Colour....week 3....Zinnias



Hi Everyone...and Happy Monday!!!!

I am back from a wonderful and inspiring weekend up at the cottage and I bring you some zinnias I worked on for the Summer of Colour week 3.....When I was growing up my Parents had a huge vegetable garden and every year my Mom would put in a huge row of Zinnias....one of my favorite summertime flowers....these babies grow in all sorts of colours and I love the way they look and smile at you.....these flowers are something I always added to my very own vegetable garden every year....but this year I didn't plant any....and I am missing them already....so I thought I would draw some to remember them....

Next year I will have to sow some seeds of these pretties....

Sharing these with all of my friends in blog land today!!!

Happy Monday and Happy Creating Everyone....


30 comments:

Gina Sismilich said...

Diana these are just lovely. I love zinnias as well

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful Zinnias ~ very creative and expressive as usual! ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

EM Illustrator said...

Beautiful work Diana :) Happy Monday to you too.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful zinnias Diana. Happy SOC, Annette x

krisatlarge said...

Really really nice- I too am a zinnia fan! You did them proud!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh...your Zinnias are lovely Diana..you did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

Kristin said...

xo!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Diana I admire this drawing. It is amzing and soooo beautiful. brilliant work. Love it.
Lovely greet
Marja
www.marjascreativity.blogspot.nl

sandee said...

So pretty, Zinnias are one of the flowers that I can grow successfully by seeds! I have some growing on my backporch in pots, you just got to love a flower that is so easy to grow for you! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Giggles said...

Diana these are great!! I just Love flowers!!

Hugs Giggles

missy k said...

Gorgeous Zinnias.... they are so pretty

Karen

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful drawing!!! All those petals!! Zinnias remind me of summer too! I didn't get any this year- and I am going to really miss them in August- when they were usually in full bloom when other flowers were struggling...

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

love the bright colors. and butterflies love zinnias too. :)
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreationsy

PaulaJ said...

very pretty!

martinealison said...

Tes zinnias sont merveilleux... Ils sentent bon l'été.
Hier en fin d'après-midi, après avoir bien travaillé à l'atelier, je suis allée me promener avec mon appareil photo. J'ai photographié un zinnia je crois ! Je connais mal le nom des fleurs...
Je te l'envoie...
Je te fais de gros bisous.

Ritu Dua said...

very very refreshing and a true feast to the eyes!

Diana Taylor said...

They are such pretty, happy flowers and I love your take on them - the colours are gorgeous.

Shahrul Niza said...

Beautiful painting, Diana. I wonder if Zinnia and Dahlias are the same flowers :).

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Beautiful! I love zinnias, and have always had them in the summer, even as a little girl. Your illustrations are so wonderfully bright and detailed. Have a happy rest of the week! K

Virginia said...

Oh that is a fabulous piece of artwork - your flowers are so pretty!

denthe said...

Love your flowers!

Sandi said...

Love the Zinnias and especially love your story!

Ann-Margaret {Ann-Margaret's Visions} said...

I love Zinnias, too, Diana and the sweet memories of your parents garden. My mom has always had them in her garden, too, and dotted about the yard. Thanks for sharing some of their beauty with us through your amazing drawing...so pretty!! The cottage sounds like the perfect spot to fuel your inspiration!! Hugs!!

Terri Neggers said...

So beautiful - I can't figure out how you get the look that you do, but I love it. And I love zinnias, so simple and sweet and summery...

Janelle said...

Beautiful flowers. I'll have to plant some of these too.

Joanna said...

These are SO beautiful!

See you next week at SOC!

Elisabeth R said...

Lovely! :)

sugar Creek said...

Love the 3-d effect. so pretty!

Caz said...

Oh those flowers are really lovely!!

WrightStuff said...

I've always remembered this line from a flower fairy poem

Z for Zinnias pink or red
see them in the flower bed

Great Zinnias Diana :)

 
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