Another new piece...drawn, scanned, colored, collaged, etc.
I tend to start drawing in my sketchbook without thinking too much about why I'm drawn to a particular subject or image. Once I'm going back through my recent sketches for something to work from, I give a little more thought to what it is that caught my attention. For example, the subject of gardening in general is really interesting to me right now--planting and transplanting, pruning away something to make a stronger plant or a better flower. I feel like moving away from where I grew up is making all these things resonate for me at the moment.
As far as why I want to draw and work with roses the past few weeks, I think that's more specifically about leaving my roses in the old garden. I'll start a new rose garden here and I'm starting to look for places I can buy the roses I planted before. It's still sad to leave them there, of course.
Side note: I prefer to grow old-fashioned or old-fashioned looking roses. However, I think the modern shaped roses read better as line drawings, as here.