I had gathered together frog fabrics as they became available and
dreamed some day of making a frog who would be a princess. In my mind
if I were to be a princess it would be like being a beautiful lotus, unaffected by the muddy world that nurtured my creation. And the song,
"It's not easy being green" gathered itself into my thoughts as well.
One typical Southern California Sunday morning while the marine
layer of wet fog still hanging over downtown, Joe and I drove to
Balboa Park to examine closely the reflection pools. They have
recently been renovated and have lovely groupings of many lily and
lotus plants. We photographed and I drew the shapes in my notebook. I
was surprised to see that the stems curved gracefully to the surface
of the water.
Sometimes the leaves overlapped. The underside was peach
to mauve in color. Then I knew how to make a throne for my frog