Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sketching cornflowers

Unusually for me, I woke at dawn this morning and had to get up. One can get so much more accomplished when you get out of bed! I put in a wash and folded another one before heading to yoga. It was so nice to chat with a friend over tea afterwards.
The middle part of my day was intense as I finished up the edits on an article I'm writing. It's all done and sent, phew.
I needed to loosen up so I went outside to my garden and took some snaps of the cornflowers. It is way too 'buggy' out there right now to sketch on site!
Back inside, I made a cup of tea (funny how that always goes with my sketching process), gathered up a few supplies to my kitchen table and sat to sketch.

It relaxes me. Sometimes I don't know why I make the tea; it's part of the process I guess. Often I forget to drink it though.

Maybe fodder for some textile work.
While outside, I scooted to our shed and took a quick picture of my small planter hanging there. This is a single petunia. Aren't all those petal variations pretty?

Now I'm going to put together my version of a NLT salad that I found on the net for supper. Hubby is golfing, so no pressure.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

your sketches are great Holly!

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

Holly, making tea is also a part of my preparing for sketching routine. Congrats on getting your article finished.