Day 32: The lotus flower is a good icon to practice different water color techniques. It also holds a lot of symbolism for me from a Buddhist perspective; symbolism that also applies to my art. Essentially, the lotus flower is treasured for rising and blooming above the the murk as it grows in muddy water. In so many ways this is what I hope for my artistic endeavors; to achieve enlightenment via my journey along various creative pathways. I think lotus flowers will show up in this folder periodically. This lotus flower is watercolor (again on substandard paper) with a resist. Day 32 Lesson: Have everything ready when I start out on a watercolor project: brushes selected, enough paint mixed, a plan!