Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Drawing A Day – Week 39

In our old place when we walked we became accustomed to Buzzards shrieking overhead and looked forward to seeing ‘our’ Buzzard who sometimes came very close.  Now we have moved into town we have a new bird friend to enjoy.

Tawny Owl in Christchurch Park

Mabel in Christchurch Park

Meet Mabel the resident Tawny Owl who lives in this tree, she can be spotted most mornings looking down on us all as we go about our business.  The grass where everyone stops to look has worn away and she is a local celebrity.  I believe she has reared chicks for the past two years.

This weeks offerings:

266 Rosehips

266 Rose hips

267 Purple pansy

267 Purple pansy

268 Plum

268 Plum

269 Apple

269 Apple

270 Virginia creeper leaf (unfinished)

270 Virginia creeper leaf (unfinished)

271 Woman standing

271 Woman standing

272 Sycamore seed

272 Sycamore seed

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A Drawing A Day – Week 38

Finally this week all our possessions have been gathered together again under one roof so to speak.  With the collection of the hand cart (don’t ask!) from its temporary resting place we can now see the full size of our stuff problem.  It is not as bad as I thought and over time the stuff will be tamed and cut down in size.

Well my colour mojo is back, now that my table is set up and my coloured pencils are out I have no excuses.  My coloured pencil skills have become a little rusty but it is such fun to be in colour again.

259 Acorn

259 Acorn

260 Oak Leaf

260 Oak Leaf

261 Pansy 1

261 Pansy 1

262 Pansy 2

262 Pansy 2

263 Pansy 3

263 Pansy 3

264 Spindle berries

264 Spindle berries

265 Hawthorn berries

265 Hawthorn berries

A Drawing A Day – Week 37

Another skimpy post this week…………………. I am at a loss to where my days go, and so quickly too.

252 Washing line and water butt

252 Washing line and water butt

253 Cyclamen 1

253 Cyclamen 1

254 Cyclamen 2

254 Cyclamen 2

255 Cyclamen 3

255 Cyclamen 3

256 Cyclamen 4

256 Cyclamen 4

257 Cyclamen 5

257 Cyclamen 5

258 Cyclamen Leaf

258 Cyclamen Leaf

A Drawing A Day – Week 36

Just a quickie this week, I have no excuses now, my room is set up and I have purchased some great lights so I can see what I am doing, but I am finding it hard to focus.  But September is here and September always feels like a new beginning (even though the school year has no relevance in my life anymore), so I am hopeful I will begin to settle down and start drawing properly again.

245 Front door steps

245 Front door steps

246 John a la Picasso

246 John a la Picasso

247 Empty Sofa

247 Empty Sofa

248 Women crafting

248 Women crafting

249 Sunflower 1

249 Sunflower 1

250 Sunflower 2

250 Sunflower 2

251 Camellia

251 Camellia

A Drawing A Day – Week 35

Moving in, moves on and my current obsessions are not artistic but sadly prosaic involving soft furnishings and light fitments which involve me saying ‘how much?!’ in an astonished manner more often than I care to think about.  My new garden has been planted for low maintenance and not for beauty so there is not much to inspire me but I have been making plans for next year to dig up the grass and cram the space with the edible and the beautiful.

238 Orchid

238 Orchid

239 Landing and Stairs

239 Landing and Stairs

240 Aloe

240 Aloe

240 Pelargonium

240 Pelargonium

241 Dozing

241 Dozing

242 Pelargonium flower

242 Pelargonium flower

243 Wigelia

243 Wigelia