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Petal.....the garden fairy

Category: New Yard | Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:13 pm

It has been one hectic week. I've been getting my web site set up this last week while waiting for glass ornaments and ceramic supplies to arrive so I can start putting them on my site.

So, I figured I may as well start cleaning out some rubbermaid tubs and get ready for a garage sale as well. I found this old watercolor I did in 1999. I'd been looking for it for some time and just figured I'd lost it in a move or something!

Since she (Petal) is the main character in a childrens book I was working on, it may be a sign of sorts to finish that project too!

I think with the move from Dallas two years ago for work I lost so much of myself and put everything I really enjoy doing on a shelf (or rather in a closet!). It's time to get back to being creative again and finishing up old projects and beginning new ones.

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Frank wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:22 pm:

I hope you get around to finishing your children's book Buda, it would be a shame to stop now. Is there a gardening element to it?


budagardener wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:28 pm:

Actually Frank there is a gardening element.
My whole concept is to teach kids about gardening and starting seeds. The book will also include easy to grow annual and perennial seeds. The concept is about the season changes and how some plants come back and others need to be planted yearly.
I think it would be a great way for kids today to learn from their parents/aunts and uncles etc. that are gardeners. Life is more than computer games and Wii!!!


Frank wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:38 pm:

I think that's a splendid idea! I especially like the idea of including seeds with the book.
If I had kids I would definitely be purchasing it for them.
Keep us updated if you decide to finish it.


glendann wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:44 pm:

Buda you are a very talented artist.Kids would love that book expecialy if mom are parents love gardening and wants to teach their children to be plant lovers too.I for one would love to view your site when you get it finished.


gardengater wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:28 pm:

This illustration is a lovely start to a children's book. You have real talent, buda and I wish all gardening knowledge will get passed to the next generation.


Droopy wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:36 pm:

Your Petals is a beauty, please finish your book. Talent like yours must be used, not hid away. I like the gardening element too. We bought a children's gardening book years ago and started reading it as a good-night story, but the girls were helping with sowing as soon as they could hold a pea and put it in a hole. *lol*


kuntrygal wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:55 pm:

Don't hide your talent in a Rubbermaid container. Please finish the book.
Also, I can't wait for your web site to view all the gorgeous ornamanets.


eileen wrote on Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:49 pm:

Time to knuckle down and get that book finished Buda 'cause we all want to see it when it's finished. I think your idea is a grand way to introduce chidren to gardening and Petals will fill them with enthusiasm too I'm sure as she's so lovely.


cajunbelle wrote on Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:57 pm:

Please let me encourage you to finish the book. I have a very talented daughter who made up a character when she was 2 years old and I keep begging her to put her into a children's book. Also my Mom, before dementia set in, could have written so much about her life and never did. Now it is lost in her fragile mind forever.


budagardener wrote on Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:38 pm:

Thank you all for the wonderful words of encouragement. I started more writing on the book over the weekend. It actually was great since it was raining so hard....(pray for more rain, I won't have any excuses!!).
Really all of you on the site keep my creativty flowing and have reengergized me. Love you all!!
I can't wait to have the book completed. Of course I have no publisher, and I hear that is hard to come by, so I will more than likely self will be worth it in thelong run so gardening doesn't become a dying art like tatting! (Does anyone even remember that but me!!!).

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