Thursday, June 12, 2014

African Violet

My friend Anna has a couple of African violet plants.  When they are in bloom I try to do a sketch or a painting of them, since I can't seem to grow those myself.  I don't think I get enough light in my house.  I don't think I've ever sketched the purple one before, but I love the contrast of the purple and the greens. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sketching at The Gardens

I sketched these two page spreads today at The Gardens in Wyckoff.  It was a little too early - most of the roses and peonies were just starting to get buds.  But there were a few early bloomers, and some flag irises.  I haven't been there in a few years, but I'll have to plan another trip soon.  It's really a great place to sketch flowers.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Thank Heaven for Little Girls

This week's theme for one of my journaling groups was to pick a color and make a page showing what that color means to me.  I picked pink because it reminds me of my littlest granddaughter.