Flowers today

Barnabas and Zachary planted some hyacinth bulbs at the youth group at church. Zachary’s is still a bud, but Barnabas’ is doing well.

pink hyacinth

Here is a Georgia O’Keefe style close up:

close up of pink hyacinth

And here is a rose which is in the bouquet which my friend Ruth brought me:

red rose bud just opening with one petal unfolding

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My fridge

A lot of people seem to have done a sketch of their fridge as part of the Everyday Matters Yahoo group. I can’t keep up with the posts so I’ve gone nomail, but I’m trying to do some of their suggestions for sketches. I don’t have much patience to spend too much time on it though. So here is a bit of a hasty, crazy sketch!

sketch of inside of my fridge

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More sketches

A few more sketches from Sunday’s candyfloss session! I am trying to write down relevant descriptive words by the sketches, to help inspiration if I want to translate it into fabric or paint. I think I read this in Creative Embroidery by Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn. I’ve never tried this before but it is a challenge. I think I need to swallow a thesaurus!

string of garlic

I’ve been eyeing up this string of garlic which I bought in a Continental Market which came to Newport a few weeks before Christmas, with an eye to sketching it.

single garlic

I love the fat, bulging look of these. Truly kings among garlic.

sketch of string of garlic

I did this one with the green pen again.

negative spaces in garlic string

I made a quick sketch focussing on the negative spaces between the garlic. I think this could potentially be a good design if I did a few tricks with mirrors or played with it in Paint Shop Pro.

garlic sketch with light and dark

I did this one by shading a ground with a graphite stick, adding pencil marks and erasing the parts where light caught it.

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Zachary had fun yesterday afternoon. He got this candyfloss maker for his birthday a couple of years ago.

candyfloss maker

He is getting quite adept at it.

another shot

As it involves a hot, rotating element, I supervised him in the kitchen. So I used the time to make a few sketches.

strange white flower on stalk looking like brussels sprout or cabbage

My friend Ruth brought me a couple of bunches of flowers when she came to visit. One of them had some really unusual things. This looks like a miniature ornamental cabbage or brussels sprout! It is really interesting. So I decided to sketch it.

sketch of above flower

I prefer drawing with pen. I like the way it flows, better than pencil.

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