Life of the Party

I love these flowers growing next to the front door. They bloom in the evening and through the night. In the morning, they’re draped all over themselves, limp, like used hankies. I like how they start out as a tight little spiral of green and then explode into a giant white cloud with a star in the center.

I drew my moonflower how I imagine it looks at night, when it’s the life of the party.

pastel painting of moonflower

Life of the Party, 6×9″ pastel on UArt 400 paper by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of moonflower

Life of the Party, detail, 6×9″ pastel on UArt 400 paper by Marie Marfia

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