Sunday, May 26, 2019

Pineapples and Rainbow Ribbons

I was staying at my daughter's house to help her after her little boy was born and was inspired by her love of pineapples.  She has a few in various forms scattered through her house.  The pineapple is a symbol of welcome in the south and because the Chinese word for pineapple is so close to the word for good luck it has become a feng shui symbol of fortune and wealth.  I guess it's a good thing to have around then!

Some of these were quick little drawings that I did while she and the baby were sleeping.

And when I got home I started experimenting with adding some tangles to the pineapples as well as incorporating some rainbow ribbons.

The ribbon theme kind of got away from me in the one below, but there's still a rainbow of color.

And this one was done in a larger sketch book with some Posca paint pens.  I'm thinking I'm not done yet pursuing this theme and may try one or two on canvas to see if she would like to add to her collection.

I guess I'm also not done with the rainbow ribbon theme that I started whilst doing the "Everything Circles" challenge.  These continue also.

Right now I'm getting ready to participate in ICAD once again.  And I'm toying with an idea than doesn't involve the prompts.  Let's see if I can pull this together by Saturday when it begins.


  1. Love your lucky pineapples!

  2. I really like the pineapple with the rainbow but no ribbon - those squares are so like the rind of a pineapple. And I love the stylised leafy frond on the next one. Your rainbow circles are just gorgeous, lovely rich colours and great blending from one to the next.

  3. Obviously pineapples give lots of scope for creativity! Looks like you had fun.


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