These drawings are based on photographs I took in my own community garden. This series, which I call "Ripening" was inspired by a particular visit one day in the spring of 2016. After many April showers, we had an explosion of leafy growth which I experienced as beautiful green shapes and textures throughout the garden. Nothing had bloomed yet, but there was a succulence and anticipation that almost vibrated as I walked among the rows. Then one day, I peeked under the thick canopy of tomato leaves and saw the first blush of orange developing on a stem of grape tomatoes. It makes me smile to think of it. I'm sure I share this feeling of pleasure and exuberance with all my fellow gardeners. These drawings were done in charcoal and colored pencil and are available for sale on my Square market site: https://squareup.com/store/jchamberlaindesigns