The garden has been calling me as well. I'm learning to balance the gardening better..I need to! Once I start I do find it hard to stop...just another bit, and another. By this time my bucket of energy has been used up and there is nothing left for the rest of the day
As for the painting...I have finished the pomegranates, probably should have finished sooner than I did. I am just about to start another, just sorting my mind out to get it better this time. I am also drawing but so carefully that it just looks stilted. So have been drawing, hearing the words of a dear artist friend, more looking, less drawing. Keeping the pencil on the paper and looking at the subject.
I sometimes like to 'scribble draw', using a black pen. I have tended to think it isn't proper drawing, that I can draw like this because I can't draw 'properly'. The gum tree sketch is just that... A 'scribble drawing' with paint washed across. It is only a sketch but I like the looseness so it was a good exercise for me.
I received a parcel a few days ago, two things I had ordered on line and forgotten about. it seemed like a present, a present to make me smile...I guess you could say I had given myself!
A new ironing board cover...
and...a spider web catcher!
I have to be happy using these don't I!