It the start of a new week and the Summer seems to have left us early, August is turning out to be a bit of damp squib ! Perhaps September will bring an Indian Summer.
I had an art day this week with my friends, and we spent the time experimenting more with Brusho and Pens, zendoodling, drinking tea, yakking and eating cakes, heaven for me ! I have not managed to photo any of the work we did manage to create, so will post that later on in the week. Having a scour through some old books, we came across
“The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” and who does not know about this beautifully illustrated and written book. We thought it would be fun to try to create our own country diary relating to where we live, which is near to sea and countryside, so with much to sketch and make notes on. As humans we are all affected by the changing of seasons, which in this day and age are harder to predict, but colours, trees and shrubs, animals and birds, and what is around us etc, is relatively consistent. We all ordered the same Landscape sketchbook, spiral bound with 52 pages for the weeks of the year, with a keepsake pocket in the back which may be used for dried flowers or leaves, or whatever else takes our fancy. Originally the idea was to go Dec to Dec but as we all want to get started we thought we would start with September 1st which is heading into Autumn. It will be interesting to see how it develops and how each of us document it in our own way. We haven’t come up with a name yet for this project so still thinking about that, but I will create a separate page to show some of what we have been up to.
The pictures above are what I call Handtangles and again these were created on one of my Art days, with friends, using her hand and one of mine, with pens and pencils.