Saturday, 24 June 2017
Saturday, 17 June 2017
I have been sketching in the book (pictured above) for the last few weeks. This month the materials to use are marker pens and black micron pens. I have looked at some of my 'efforts' with an overly critical eye. I can't help it as it is ingrained in my nature.
I thought I would share one of my quick sketches. I had to draw bees hovering over clover. I made quick loose, sketchy marks and am pleased with the overall result. Sometimes I don't need to be painstakingly tied to detail and perfectionism. Sometimes I can covey what I need to with just a few pen marks.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Something pink caught my eye
And as I approached it - my oh my
Self sown by nature
It bloomed overnight
So in the morning would bring its delight
A frilly pink poppy slowly unfurling
And life still goes on
And the World keeps on turning
Simone Whipp June 2017
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner that I feel deeply emotional when wicked people cause harm and terror to people in MY City. Whatever people do to us they can't take away our spirit and determination to carry on. We will not be thwarted or have our freedom and democracy taken from us by evil beings who wish us ill will and harm.
Friday, 2 June 2017
Anyway, once looking at the range of cacti offered at the store I wasn't very inspired or impressed. I then saw a beautiful orchid but the flowers looked as though they were on their way out and I noticed a strange looking pest on the leaves. My attention then turned to an interesting patterned leaf on what was called a prayer plant. At £3.00 it was cheaper than a bunch of flowers so I swooped it off the shelf and returned home pleased with my purchase.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Although I wish I could draw photo-realistic images I usually end up drawing something cute and unrealistic - a bit like me!!!