Sunday, July 26, 2015

Blackberry Bush

I've been watching these blackberries. They have grown nice and plump from all the rain and should be turning dark any day now. Then it will be a race between humans and animals, to see who gets to the ripe ones first. I tend to think in terms of sewing and embellishment, so of course the berries look like clusters of beads to me. I mentally root around in my stash and audition different colors and finishes of seed  beads. In order to accurately portray the subtle changes in the colors of the berries, a few more trips to the bead store would be necessary. So I will simply enjoy looking at the ripening blackberries and assign that idea to my ever-growing list, under "Inspired By Nature."