Friday, 9 January 2009
It is really cold and frosty here. There is nothing left in the hedgerows and verges except a few pale bleached seedheads and lots of empty snail shells. It is the time of year when all the leaves are thin like tissue paper and slowly breaking down into small fragments.
There amongst the heaps of dead leaves I can find the beautiful skeleton leaves. They are stripped back to their tiny veins, the very thin delicate lace patterns of their structure now revealed. I collect them, carefully untangle them and press them to keep them like antique treasures, each one so precious.
As I draw the patterns I admire the beauty and think myself so lucky to have found this natural work of art. It is drawn in pencil, with a very sharp point, on A4 size paper. Press to see it larger.
Posted by MILLY at Friday, January 09, 2009
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I've been catching up on blog reading and your blog has, as it always does, taken my breath away with your beautiful drawings !Happy New Year ! Ellie
You have captured each, fragile vein with such delicacy, it is even more amazing in close up.
Exquisite artwork and poetic words! Thank you for sharing, it will make me look at winter with new eyes when it is our turn in the Southern Hemisphere!
I love your nature drawings. They have such detail.
Very nice drawings and a wonderful blog.
Such beautifully drawn lines...masterful indeed! :)
Amazing. Awesome drawing! Loved the post too. Thanks for sharing:)
Breathtaking detail...beautiful piece!
Amazing what beauty can be found...
Thank you for sharing...
Hope you have a wonderful week!
This is just gorgeous! I rarely find skeleton leaves here but may have to go look for some!
I know that this post was blogged a few years ago, but I was searching the internet for drawings of sycamore seeds as I am getting a tattoo of one, and I came across your drawing. I just wanted to say that this drawing is beautiful, exactly how i imagine I will get it tattooed. Thank you so much, now i just need to find someone to draw one exactly the same for me to get it done! x
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