Description Tiny red and white flowers with turquoise foliage. A wildly manipulated photograph of Chionodoxa or Glory of the Snow.Glory of the Snow, or chionodoxa is a small star shaped flower that blooms in very early spring. It got it's name Glory of the Snow because it blooms early enough that it can be found poking through the snow. These delightful blooms require nearly no care at all. They will grow in rock gardens, under shrubs and deciduous trees and make an excellent border plant. They prefer full sun but will grow in partial shade and they require well drained soil. The natural coloring is as you see here, blue violet with a large white center but some cultivated varieties may be white or pink and white.
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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