I thought I’d post a couple photos of what’s going on in my sketchbook these days ; ) Winter is bringing snow apon snow and dangerously cold temperatures…so we’re staying warm inside together as a family! I’ve started a new puzzle and the boys are playing Operation. How is your winter going so far?!
Sunlight, colored pencils, and rainbows made by the crystal in the window – and bit of free time to color these summery flowers – some of my favorites ; )
I’m sharing a guest post over on Anne’s blog, My Giant Strawberry, today! It’s all about sketchbooks if you want to click on over and read it ; )
“Take that Poppy seed, for instance: it lies in your palm, the merest atom of matter, hardly visible, a speck, a pin’s point in bulk, but within it is imprisoned a spirit of beauty ineffable, which will break its bonds and emerge from the dark ground and blossom in a splendor so dazzling as to baffle all powers of description.” ~ Celia Thaxter
One of my favorite flowers are poppies – all sizes and colors! I’ve always loved how delicate and resplendent they are! I try to plant a new variety in my gardens each year ; )
Some pages from my sketchbook over the last couple weeks. My sketching fills the “free time” I have while I devote more “working time” on a bigger project – a sneak peak and details to come soon on that!
I had the idea to make these jointed dolls last fall and finally did a few doodles to work out how they should be jointed, etc. This lumberjack and lumberjill are loosely based on my husband and I – neither of us are involved with wood industry except to burn it in our wood stove when the power is out ; ) I thought it would be fun to do the plaid flannel and L.L. Bean boots…a long-time Maine tradition. We went to the Great Maine Lumberjack Show last summer while we were on vacation and it was such great fun!
With the new year starts a new sketchbook…and my thoughts turn to the penpal that I haven’t written to since last year! ; )
I’ve enjoyed this piece of yard all summer – my bathtub water garden, the shade trees hanging with bird feeders and wind chimes…sitting in the shade and watching the birds while I sketch in my journal has been the highlight of this summer ; )
It’s a rainy, grey, spring is almost here, sort of day. Some doodling in my sketchbook in peaches and greys – featuring a white-spotted sable moth. Hope you’re having a great day!
Primroses from the grocery store – captured first with watercolor then the details added with pens