…..it’s my daughter’s 39th birthday today and I remember as I was leaving to go to the hospital to bring her into this world there was one lone rose left on my rosebush
The name of this rose is ‘Blessing’. How appropriate.
…..days 42 and 43
Yesterday I left the house at 8:00 in the morning and didn’t get home till almost 8:00 in the evening. I spent the day cross country skiing but almost five hours of my day was spent on a bus getting to and from the ski centre. On the way home I pulled out my phone and my sketchbook and looked up some photos I had taken of flowers that I thought might make good subjects for sketching.
It was pretty dark in the bus so it was a good opportunity to work on my blind or semi-blind contour drawing skills.
Today I took those drawings and redrew them in a larger sketchbook, adding more detail and shading. With the rose I added colour with watercolours.
…..this week’s challenge is to interpret the word pure
What can be more ‘pure’ than nature after a rainfall, creatures at work, a sunset, the perfect rose and a sleeping baby?
….with a couple of warm weeks in November the roses have decided to hang in for a few more days