The Sunflower by William Blake
Ah, Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime,
Where the traveler's journal done;
Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!
I made these images using my Heartfelt Creations Sunflower Stem stamp and my Prima Oil Pastels watercolor crayons. I used the technique similar to what Kristina Werner uses in this video. As you can see from my attempts, there is a technique that requires mastery here. You need to use enough water to activate the crayons and less water to allow the image details to come through.
I simply adore the results. Today is a reason for me to celebrate all on its own as today is my mother's birthday. I hope it is a special day for her and send this spot of sunshine in her general direction to brighten her day. Happy Birthday, Mom!