I made a very exciting discovery while on a camping trip at Bodega Bay a few weeks ago:
A whole miniature universe growing on a small piece of rotting tree!
Lichen Town delights and inspires me to no end. So full of magic and mystery.
I love to imagine what it would be like to shrink down to size and explore the wild jungles of this tiny world at an enormous scale.
I suppose this is the idea that has inspired my most recent watercolor creation:
Just a cluster of mushroom caps towering like tree tops.
It's unclear who has shrunk and who has grown. Bluebird doesn't seem bothered either way, but Fox appears somewhat confused.
I think I'll continue to experiment with more small worlds, large-scale. It is certainly a recurring fascination of mine, ever since I was very young.
This being the case, you can imagine how much it pleases me to be staying in an apartment with giant snails living above the refrigerator.
And a pair of tiny cats fwipping their tails atop a tin piano.
I'm fairly certain that they hold little recitals on the coffee table while Bryan and I are away.
It really does make me smile.