It is officially Spring and the daffodils are out. We have put the clocks forward for British Summer Time.The day has been dark and gloomy with a grey sky and a windy rainy wet view looking out of the window. With the arrival of the the full moon, it brought the high tide with sea water covering most of the shore. Thank goodness for the yellow cheerful jug of flowers. It was one of those days when you need the lights on and a cosy fire going in the woodburner, as the rain never seems to stop!I sit by the window with the lamp fitted with a daylight bulb. I glance around at all my clutter and decide to have a little sort out, as it seems being organised is not my best trait. It is good clutter, creative inspiring and keeps me going during this strange time we are all living through. Under the lamp is a collection of objects like the ivy skeleton leaf ,big pebbles and berries and blue china and jars of my ink and acorns that have been there a while. Then I am ashamed to see a jam jar with pink water containing the first and second snakehead fritilliary flowers from the garden that I picked to draw. The first one was never drawn and has now collapsed, shrunk and hanging off the side of the jar.I did manage to draw the second flower this week in ink and used the water to wash my pen and brushes. hence pink water! And I enjoyed painting the big pebble with the red berries as I liked them together. And the lovely new Sketch book was used to draw the skeleton leaf with my own handmade ink, using a dip in pen. SO all that clutter was used well.Does anyone else use the back of the sofa as your gallery? I found some other art work I have been doing and there seems to be a colour theme going on. Another lovely coloured pebble along with the acrylic paints and mussel shells. So the gallery exhibits were propped up on the sofa to view.I really love this pebble found on the shore where the old iron mines were, hence the red colours.Talking of colours I found my big box of crayons and have been sharpening some for the blue china found on a beach walk . Since the lock down here I have just been walking in the village. So these objects remind me of the sea shore which I am so looking forward to having the freedom to go on some lovely long leisurely walks along the sands.I have had a quiet time drawing and working on some of the found pieces of broken china. It is fascinating looking at all those little patterns, fragments from the past and all such beautiful little treasures.
I have seen two tiny ladybirds resting in the sunshine. One morning a butterfly decided to wake up thinking it was Spring, No, I refused to let her go even though she had spent her winter sleeping in my bedroom window and was now flapping her wings and trying to be free. The times not right, you will thank me for it. She settled down again and remains still in her sleepy state. The weather man said we might even have snow yet. The little yellow bud and leaf I picked one day this week were added to this sheet of other little finds. I picked it from the hedgerow on a walk this week, as lots of plants are starting to show. The birds are just as confused as us, a blackbird has started to build a nest in the garden
Sending everyone good wishes, hope each and every one is keeping safe. I hope you enjoyed seeing my little Gallery. From little part of the world.....See you soon. MillyxAll art work By Eileen Postlethwaite Please respect my ownership and copyright.2021
So glad that you posted your lovely drawings...they look wonderful propped up on your sofa. Hope you will soon be able to get out and about and visit the sea. Have a blessed week. Hugs!
Oh I know that one, the one where you pick something lovely, promise yourself you will make a masterpiece and then just either lose the magic moment or life gets in the way! I think your pebble, butterfly, snakeshead fritillery are all beautiful - I think the thing is that we should still pick those flowers and let them wilt as the inspiration is still stored in the memory banks - I read about a woman today who enjoys watching her cut flowers die/deteriorate, it's all beautiful to her!
Such a delight to see your art and photos again ~ The stripey red rock is fabulous! :))) My fritillaries are still only green leaves peeping up.... Glad you're doing OK and still painting and drawing your world! Happy Spring to you! Melody Lorraine, USA
Oh, what a lovely breath of spring to see your post today and enjoy your various offerings. You do seem to have a color theme going on right now and it’s beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing and hope you can walk the beach in warmer weather soon. We, too, are having a variety of weather patterns with frost coming tonight/tomorrow morning after a 70F degree day yesterday. The birds are keeping me company in the front shrubs chirping loading - I hope someone is thinking about building a nest there!
Thank you Melody, Debbie , Betty and RH Carpenter. For your comments.
And Wishing you all a Lovely Spring weekend. Hope the sun is out. Milly ..Eileen xxx
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