Quiet Moment -©Cindy Rippe 2012
I took the picture of this little fairy during the Annual Garden Walk in Kankakee one year. She was sitting in a wooded area filled with blooming Hosta plants. As usual, I tend to get a little lost behind the lens of my camera and the rest of my group had moved ahead to another area of the garden. It was so peaceful and quiet. I could imagine myself enjoying a rare "Quiet Moment" reading something inspirational and listening to the birds and bees buzzing from bloom to bloom.
After I played with the image in Photoshop to add a frame and embellishments I painted the Hosta with Acrylics and added details in ink and colored pencil. I'm really looking forward to teaching this class and inspiring the students to try something new.