Sunday, April 28, 2013
It's time for it to move on.
Let spring have its moment.
There are a few signs of spring around here - the hares have turned brown, the tulips are poking leaves up, the rhubarb has tiny orange nubbins, and I have heard the robins singing.
But I can't wait any longer. I need color and flowers and so I resorted to purchasing them. These Gerbera daisies begged me to take them home and paint them. They provided some welcome cheeriness.
Tomorrow the temperature will drop and we will have snow flurries - if we're lucky it will be rain.
I will try to keep the memory of these vibrant flowers in my heart until the sun decides to shine again.
Ink and watercolor in the HandBook sketchbook.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I used inktense pencils and watercolor in the handbook sketch book. I like this sketch book, but it does not take a wash very well. It buckles and pools and streaks. But I really like the texture of the paper.
Monday, April 01, 2013
I took a bouquet of spring flowers to my family dinner at Easter. The buds were tightly closed, but we put it in water and a vase. There in a room filled with warmth and love and laughter, the buds opened up and filled the room with color and fragrance. I think that's an apt metaphor for families. My workplace is facing massive budget cuts and layoffs and it's all been very tense and worrisome. But at Easter, in that room filled with warmth and love and laughter, I could feel my soul, so tightly closed against loss and worry, opening up again. I could feel myself becoming myself again. Yes, that's what's important, and that's what will see me through the tough times.
I used a lot of water on this page and it wrinkled and crinkled - hence the wonky photo.
Watercolor and Inktense pencils in HandBook sketchbook.