Saturday, December 10, 2016

So Many Sunsets!

I've taken dozens of sunset pictures, each one different. 

They even go all around the sky!  This is the same evening, same time, but in the opposite direction.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

More Sketchbookery...... Mary Ann Moss calls it.  She's great.

My sketchbook has morphed into a travel journal filled with a little of everything!

You can see that I'm still trying to identify plants:

...and channeling a little Georgia O'Keefe:

But mostly just relaxing!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Channelling Georgia O'Keefe

My friend Janice inspired me to do a "Georgia O'Keefe - like" study of a bougainvillea bush.  Here's the photo that it was based on:

Janice is in Palm Springs where they also have bougainvilleas.  This is her interpretation, as posted on her blog here:

I liked hers so much I did another:

It really needs to be cropped, of course, to be more like Georgia.  Maybe something like:

I might have to try another.  Oh dear, the sun must be getting to me.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Another Drawing of a Ginger Blossom

There are so many different flowers here, but not all are native to Hawaii and I want to identify them as I draw them if possible.  Non-native plants are a bit harder to identify - you can't just type "Hawaii" into Google and find them easily LOL.

Drawing in the shade on the lanai is easier than walking around in the hot sun too, so I did another study of the ginger, a little bigger this time.  Drawing the ginger is a little like drawing a pinecone - the overlapping flower blossoms require attention and time.  I'm a bit too much of a "speed drawer" to do a good job, but hey, I'm on vacation, right?  

Friday, November 25, 2016


I'm enjoying a winter break in Maui, absorbing sun, soft air, and even more birdsong than we have at home in Vancouver.  I'm also enjoying all of the flowers, as you can see here in a sketchbook spread.

There is nothing like travel to make you appreciate God's glory!  We stay in a condominium known for its lush gardens; this hibiscus and this ginger are on our lanai (the Hawaiian word for patio).

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Silly Scraps Saturday

I took a page from Stamping Mathilda's playbook and made these bookmarks while all the scraps from the recent Christmas cards were still on my desk.  That worked out well - all the color matching was done!