I've also been working on a cross stitch sampler and attended September art class.
Not that you need this, but the top one is the instructor art and the bottom one is mine. I found this one to be the hardest one I've ever done. I did, however, like my one pink background leaf. I'll never be a famous water color artist, that's for sure. But, it really relaxes me and it is good to stretch into creativity outside of the fiber arts. I find it then inspires me for new pattern designs.
And I just thought this was cool and wanted to share...I caught Blue sleeping on his leaf AND he had started building a bubble nest. This is supposed to mean that they are ready to mate and happy with their environment. It is the second nest he has built. Happy little Blue!