Easter Weekend

I want to thank you to you all for your kind comments and good wishes when I was poorly last week, having your support helped such a lot to get back onto my feet this Easter weekend.  I can only hope you had as wonderful time as us, the weather was absolutely perfect: sunny and hot enough to make you think it was May or June.  I spent virtually every minute possible in the garden soaking it up, and even managed to squeeze in some sketching time too.  Here are some that I did over the weekend.

2015-04-07 07.09.17A little painting of two of my favourite visitors to the bird feeder, coal tit and blue tit.

2015-04-05 13.53.43Did some pages in my garden journal documenting what I saw in bloom or coming into leaf.  Forsythia has the most vivid yellow flowers on red stems.

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Taking this shot with the shield bug on the paper was not easy, he kept crawling away before I snapped this.

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A really super quick (10 minute) sketch of our local church in my moleskine.  I keep it in the bag that I take everywhere with me in case I get a moment or two to sketch.  I was with the children so it had to be fast!

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Something is rather mesmerising about drawing popcorn.  Maybe it’s all those nooks and crannies?  Fun to eat too.

Hope you all had a happy Easter wherever you are in the world and had a chance to do some art too (or take a break if you needed it).

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15 thoughts on “Easter Weekend

  1. How enchanting – the birds, the flora, and of course the popcorn too. Glad you are feeling better. Now I am sick! There’s a stomach virus going around and someone else in my family has it. Yuck.

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  2. I never knew them as stinkbugs, I had to look them up in my insect book because I hadn’t seen one before. It says they feast on certain trees and I didn’t smell anything off this one 😉

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  3. They only smell if you smush them or scare them. At least, that’s how ours release the scent. I hope you don’t have them there. They’re a real problem here, as they came over by mistake from Asia and have no predators. :((

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