Feeling better

I hit a low spot last week; took on too much so I felt overburdened and put upon.  But action has been taken – I have dropped one commitment and reviewed my attitude to my own efforts (I would hate to work for me, I am a hard taskmaster indeed).  But enough of this already and onto what has made it onto paper this week.

In the hope that eventually I would draw something that I would like to own as mine own, I fiddled around with my signature.  My initials are S & H which together can look like a dollar sign ($). Here are my efforts, I wanted to include the date in some way but decided that month and year were enough:



The one I think I will go with is below, but looking at it again I might change my mind (any comments or suggestions would be appreciated).


Plant of the week was the wonderful Foxglove; they spread themselves elegantly about the garden in shades of cream, white and maroon, with beautiful markings; just beautiful and enticing to draw.  Despite the lush colour I stayed with pencil.

Foxglove by Sue Hagley

Foxglove by Sue HagleySuch fun to draw……


5 thoughts on “Feeling better

  1. Ynne

    As an artist as well, I can relate all too well to the feeling of being overhelmed to the point of losing inspiration. I find it hard to stop and focus on myself, creating things I want to make just because, but it always helps. 🙂

    You chose quite a nice way to deal with it. I’ve never been to your wordpress before but I really like this!
    Funny coincidence, I was once told my signature looks like dollar sign as well, haha. It’s Yb but I merged it and it looks like this (sorry, I don’t have it as separated picture, I just put it on pictures):
    I love the similarities. 🙂

    Back to your post. I basically like them all, the one you chose kind of reminds me of two Pacmen (pacmans?). 😀 🙂 Which si not bad. But I find it hard to notice the letters…
    I also like, very much, the one in the middle of last line. Bottom of the first picture, second from left side? It’s less “closed” – but the S is more obvious.

    1. Draws Shoots and Leaves Post author

      Thank you for taking the time to comment, and you are right about the Pacmans!!! I’m glad you pointed it out, and I am not going to use that design now, you saved me from a Pacman mistake. I have been playing around some more and it is amazing how many different variants one can come up with. And I have looked at your logo (is that the right word) and can see that you have the same dollar problem, and I like the way you have solved it, much more flowing than my solution. I looked at your blog, and good luck with your career, we have both embarked on an adventure………

      1. Ynne

        Haha, you’re welcome. I’d love to know which logo eventually wins for you 🙂
        Considering you came up with many different variants, I daresay it just proves you’re creative individual. 🙂 Which is really good. And thank you very much for your kind words – good luck to you too! 🙂 I’m now following you as well because I’m curious where your path leads you.

  2. occasionalartist

    Great signature, that is something I have been meaning to sort out for myself and I love how you have intergrated the date into it. Your foxgloves are great I particularly like the sketch of the lower flowers on the second page, the detail and your shading are very good and make them jump from the pages. I am glad you are feeling better and not going to be so hard on yourself. Your work is great, give yourself the encouragement and positive space for your art to grow, it has enoumous potential. Karen

    1. Draws Shoots and Leaves Post author

      I have had some lovely feedback on the signature, and am still working on it, I have been saved from the one I was going to go with, when I got a comment that it looked like a couple of Pacmans! So I am still tweaking and fiddling. I really loved working with the foxgloves, I think they are one of my favourite flowers, I love the way the bumble bees work them.


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