On gloomy-grey-short-wet-leafless & cold November days, it’s good for the soul to have a bit of life and colour at home. I used to think of myself as a plant killer. But then my dad gave me two succulent plants nearly a decade years ago; I did manage to kill one of them, but the other one miraculously survived, even thrived, and I’ve divided it up into several other plants over the years. Then came my “Succulent” painting project which I posted about on createthreesixty5.com, and it gave me an even greater appreciation for these low-maintenance plants which come in all sorts of interesting shapes to inspire the budding artist. We don’t have a very wide selection here in Canada, but Home Depot had a decent assortment this summer and I filled up every window ledge and beyond with these beauties. I developed a passion for vintage planters in the process—those things sure can get tacky—but I did manage to find some I like on Etsy and tacky or not, I’ll showcase a few soon. So far most of my green friends are doing great, and it’s a pretty good feeling knowing I can sustain both animal and plant life. There’s hope for me yet!
Photos by Smiler