Lilacs rage in full bloom now, blanketing hedge rows in subtle tones of lavender, blue, white, and deep violet. The air is filled with a mist of their aromas. Blossoms cool to the touch, bend easy on the ends of long whippy branches.
I think lilacs are captivating because they define both a color and a fragrance. And that unique fragrance is intoxicating. Of course, different varieties have different scents, and interestingly the most fragrant is a small white flowered, Chinese native variety called S. pubescens. It’s sweet spicy scent is much different from the traditional.
They’re a welcome guest in the garden from now until June…we’re graced with their blooms and spellbound by their smell!
I used an app called “Paint it now” by Corel to create these versions on my ipad. http://www.corel.com/us/apps/
It’s really fun and simple to use- you chose the effect and stop the action when you like the look.
There are some great (FREE) painting apps available now, including Brushes and Adobe Sketch.
Here’s a terrific blog article on the top 24 painting/sketching apps for the ipad:
On recommendation, I’ve just downloaded one called “Procreate”, which cost $1.99, but highly functional, especially for ipads:
I’ll be experimenting with this one soon!
Have you a favorite drawing or painting app?
I would love to hear!