An Octopus’s Garden

I recently posted about Octopuses, here.

I have been feeling a little under the weather – which often happens to me when the weather gets cooler this time of year in the Pacific Northwest – so I started looking at some past photos of my flowers:

my flowers at lake

As you can see, I love mixing colors in flower pots as well as with paint:

my lake flowers 2013

It got me thinking about what flowers would be in an octopus’s garden:

my octopus on black paper

I enjoy creating patterns – they are very calming and meditative for me.

I also find that flowers bring me joy much like this quote from Lady Bird Johnson, “Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”

Daisy in pot at lake 2013

What brings you peace when you are not feeling yourself?

my flowers 2013

Wishing you a day of sunshine and flowers!  🙂

21 responses to “An Octopus’s Garden

  1. Sorry to hear you don’t feel well….I was in bed with a stomach virus last week and I hate being ill! You definitely have a green thumb, your flowers are gorgeous! And love love love your octopus art…the tentacles are perfect!

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  2. Hope you are feeling better soon. Keep up the good work. N.

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  3. That octopus is very cheery – and lovely photos. Hope today you are feeling more cheerful, too. I want to try to do a bird for Laura’s challenge tomorrow. How about you?

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  4. I like taking a walk around my block and trying to thank God for whatever I see. I hope you’re feeling better!

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  5. Feel better Jill and thank you for sharing your garden. A good green scene for my desert eyes.

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  6. I really don’t know what brings me peace when I’m not well…I suppose it depends on what kind of not well. If physical, I think a nap does it. If emotional, then probably a good dessert. 🙂
    You sure do have a way with garden “paints”! Love your psychedelic octopus!

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  7. Beautiful, creative artwork, as usual! I’m sorry you’re not feeling so well, Jill. I paint abstracts when I’m feeling off. I also read, and if I were you, I’d have a purring cat on my lap to boot! Nothing much that a good book and a purring cat can’t fix. What else……hm sometimes sewing too. But if you’re really under the weather, grab a good book. That’d be my prescription. Have you tried the Father Tim series by Jan Karon? I think you’d really enjoy it. I hope you’re better soon!

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  8. Only you would come up with an octopus flower garden design Jilly! Hope you feel better soon! Rest and relax. That’s what I do. Maybe some silly old movies and hot tea with honey snuggled with a soft blanket. It is still very hot here in Mars. 90 and sunny today. Makes me want to stay in the A/C! Enjoy not laboring today!

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    • Oh, laughter is always good medicine! 😄 thanks for sharing your ideas! I took lots of naps and shared some laughs with friends and snuggled with my honey. 😊 Glad you liked my octopus’s garden. 💜🎨🐙


  9. I so love this octopus garden! I used to take care of one at The National Zoo in WAshington DC and I fell in love with her. Your work is so amazing. Thank you for sharing your creative spirit with the world! Hope you are feeling much better by today.

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