To celebrate the end of the first week of school, I give you Rudbeckia blooming in my mother’s garden. Yellow and green were her favorite colors, and she liked these flowers especially.


I’ve always thought the name was funny, because it sounded like I’d been naughty.

After a happy beginning the rest of the week has been difficult, because one girl hates school and the other loves school but hates to get up in time for that 7:15 a.m. bus. And my husband had minor surgery, about which we had both forgotten until yesterday (the day it happened), because that’s exactly how well we’re doing right now.

I’m also trying to figure out how to balance catching up on All the Important Tasks We Ignored While Our Mothers Were Dying while also Doing Fun and Interesting Things With the Preschooler and Making Time For My Creative work. I have approximately 40,000 ideas for creative projects, so I need to prioritize a bit, and maybe set a schedule.

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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4 Responses to Rudbeckia

  1. Julie says:

    Hello Rebecca

    I love the photo of the rudbeckias. I have used it as practice material for my pen and ink studies. Would it be possible to post a picture of these studies to an artist website with full credit to you? I understand if you don’t want me to.

    Best wishes

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