I’m not sure I’m keen on curved edges to my photos. It does look interesting but with the new WordPress block editor I’m not sure if you can move the shape around and change where the image is centered. I’ll keep on playing with it to learn how it works…
In a crazed,
Sits an Apple
Green and crunchy
Ready to eat
Flecked with gold.
I used off cuts from my sketchpad to create windows for this picture. The orange lights are from post it notes and the green is another lot of post-it’s that I folded and glued to give a feeling of branches. The black was achieved with an ink roller that can be used to blank out addresses on letters when you want to dispose of them.
Not sure what plant these pods are on. I just found the photo on my memories, I must have taken it because it was interesting. To be honest it’s not a good photo, so it could easily be deleted. Maybe that’s frost? I shall try and find out what it us. Might be good to try and grow it again.
Just some spring flowers on the upstairs windowsill. Freezias smell lovely. Fresh scent. It’s nice to buy plants that are a bit different. They are indoor plants unless it’s warm enough outside (above 1°C). But as we are having continuous frosty nights I have kept them in.
Just watched Gardeners World on TV. Who knew that you should plant tip bulbs about eight inches deep to get them to flower well. Or that if you take off the flower and stem when the tulip flower dies the leaves will photosynthesise and feed the bulb so it flowers again next year.
I decided to draw a tulip, but I used some gold glitter and spray ink (purple and green) to create some texture. The gold is really sparkling in the first photo, but top the sketchbook and it calms it down a bit.
I used a thin nib black ink pen for the details. Î
Shaggy giants with delicate fronds of leaves hanging down and blowing in the cold wind. I’ve sat underneath a willow tree, back against its trunk, hidden behind the curtain of leaves. I was only young and it was like sitting in a fairytale. I remember the sunlight sparkling and dancing through the lace like leaves.
Dry ground, roots, scuffed by ducks and geese. Memories of the 1960’s. So long ago, but we’ll remembered.
A stitch in horse saves stampede?
Post-it pony? Contrasting the thread to the paper. Just playing with ideas about mark making. I used a black marker pen to outline the shape and then pierced the stitch holes rather than trying to force the needle and cotton through the paper and post it notes. Then I’ve used back stitch and a piece of cotton woven through them to make a thicker line. I also practiced chain stitch and French knots.
Here we go!
Time to sow!
Flowers and veg
A new hedge?
Plant with love
Rain from above
Fresh green shoot
Of leaves that sprout.
Growing happily now?
If we don’t have some snow!