Many years ago I loved to draw plants from my walks in the woods. I lived in a very old house with no running water. It was my black dog and me. For a while I didn't even have a phone! I had 2 geese and a very old pick-up truck. A job to just get me by.
I painted using oils, and I kept a sketchbook of pencil drawings of plants and animals.
Life happened-I remarried happily, had a son. My art making was set aside for a while, and it was fine. I had my family and I was happy. (We now live in another old house WITH running water!)
Now a days, we're empty nesters and happy for our son because he's got a beautiful wife who loves him and he's so happy-we are happy.
Now I have lots of time, and my art is coming to be more important to me.
But it's so funny-never in a million years would I have thought I'd be back to trying to draw in a realistic way, or to even paint that way. I guess I didn't have a real direction for my art. And even now, I 'm just doing things that please me, and trying to get better at it.
Today, I ordered a whole bunch of Winsor and Newton watercolors. Oh my word...I can't believe I did that. Watercolors???? I am terrified.
But I feel they are going to help with the detailed work I want to try to do.
Oh, I'm sorry. This is so self self self.
The drawing above is from my sketch book. I've been doing other coloring pages behind the scenes-not putting them on my blog because I'm trying to get them published.
I'll let you know how that goes....
I'm scared, but I love this new thing. It is good to learn things!
Please excuse my self centered post!
I won't just forget my love of using fabric-it's too much fun. Good thing there are no rules about how many types of art a person can try!!!