Friday, April 30, 2010

In between loads of laundry tonight, I drew the nearest thing I could find - a few sticks from a bundle of dried spice bush berries I have hanging in my kitchen.

Last winter my son went sledding. I wasn't there, but he tells me he was on a super fast run toward the end of the day. He dodged a tree at his super fast speed and steered his way to safety by slipping down low under a bush.

When the sled stopped, my son saw he was surrounded by spice bush berries. He picked a bunch of the twigs, brought them home, tied them in a bundle with a purple twisty-tie, and hung them up in the kitchen.

When I took down the twigs tonight to draw, I said, "Where did we get these twigs anyway?" He told me the whole story of the super fast sled run that I missed last winter. I was probably doing laundry.

11 comments:

  1. Lovely ! The colour and the shadows are wonderful ... as is the story behind it

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  2. Fun blog, nice drawings! Forgot to get my laundry into the dryer!
    Continued success!

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  3. I don't know this plant but it makes a lovely sketch. That touch of turquoise sets it off beautifully!

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  4. A really excellent sketch! I love the turquoise touch and the shadows really set it off.

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  5. I was especially impressed by the way you placed the letters, scrunch together just enough to be interesting, but still legible.
    Great page altogether!

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  6. Very well done sketch, layout and colors! I enjoyed the story too.

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  7. What a lovely drawing done in between a busy schedule! I really love the shadows and the tones, it gives a very elegant presentation.

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  8. I've never seen a spice bush before, so I really enjoyed seeing your lovely drawing of the twigs. The story is a good one, too! nancy

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  9. This is so lovely . . . the page is beautifully designed!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by! It's fun to have visitors.

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  11. nice drawing... fun story!

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