I decided to create my own editorial illustration based on a piece in this month’s “Organic Gardener” magazine about thinking about preparing for a spring garden during the winter months. The article already had a lovely illustration to accompany the text, but I decided to try to create a different style and concept. The more I worked on this drawing, the more I thought it would also illustrate the word “separated” (which happens to be this week’s Illustration Friday challenge.)

Here’s to embracing the upcoming winter months while looking forward to warmer days.