A smoothly dimpled plastic box lid that I photographed and filtered through a few apps. I won’t go into detail but I’m pleased with the result, something between an x-ray photograph of a crystal lattice or a waffle covered in a purple fruit sauce?! Then with added scratches to give it an aged feel. I do love playing with images.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt was South America, I was looking for something unusual and found out that Passion Flowers are native plants of South America. I have to say I’m amazed how complex they are. This is a twenty minute sketch.
I went to the opening of Arts and Minds which is a gallery and support space for veterans today. It is at Middleport in stoke-on-trent. They were selling crocheted poppies for remembrance day, but they also had a few purple poppies for healing. I bought one and am wearing it on my jumper near my heart. It’s symbolic of how I feel. My heart is breaking and needs to heal. I’ve tried to Kee busy today, but somehow feel sadder.
Making anything with symmetry and filters on my phone. Purple and green. Subtle architecture. I can see elven and pixy faces in green in the bottom row of the picture. Yes , there goes my pareidolia again! Pattern and colour. Fun!
Life against yellow lines
Breaks through tarmac
Takes over in time
Making a way
Green and purple
Fixing the world
One root at a time.
Today’s #bandofsketchers prompt is hot. dragon is back in my new sketchbook. This one is purple playing ‘hot’ jazz! Ink blotted into the sketchbook then outlined with black fine liner pen and white pencil crayon to add shading.
Playing with pattern again, four verticals mirrored. Based on a petunia in a hanging basket. Symmetry is such a wonderful thing. The purple and green work well together. I’m interested in the structure that has been created by duplicating the shapes. These could also be strange alien creatures…. Or even squids!
Like blackberries and cream, this Rhododendron is in beautiful flower. Splashes of deep purple dot the tops of the flowers. I could eat them. Photo at the Dorothy Clive Garden this weekend. There are masses of different types and colours of them at the gardens.
Little devil’s appear to be looking out of this reflected image of spring tulips. The orange, yellow, purple and green are really cheerful. It’s just fun to play with images and see what comes out from my imagination….. Even if they are a little devilish!
This little purple flower with a white centre with five spiralling petals is called a Vinca. It has glossy dark green leaves and sprawls across the ground under dappled shady patches. We used to have some in our garden but I think the shade got too deep and other plants grew over it. We will have to try again. It cheers me to see this purple among the muted colours of helibores and fading tulips. Soon the summer will arrive and the flowers will change again.