This journal page started as just a couple of squiggles trying to get the ink in a stuck pen flowing. Inspired by a photo of a detail of a butteryfly wing, the one little scratching of a pen became more. a little sweet spot fueling my craving for color and pattern.
The house I live in came with a tree house, I am thinking it may need a bit of a re-do. Wouldn't it make just the perfect place to read and draw. Plans are being made in the daily sketchbook for an upgraded tree house ship.
Sometimes I don't have the time to complete a page in the sketchbook. What I like to do is roughly sketch on a page what I want to record for that day and add the date. When I have time, I will come back and work on the page. Just like these two. and this one
A sketchbook journal does not have to be magnificent pages of art work, it can be rough little sketches like these to record what you were doing on any particular day.
inspired by last night's dream, a dream of color and patterns of circles The Duchesse de Brabant outside my door is putting on quite a show despite the heat and humidity. She seems to love the tropical weather. Duchesse de Brabant is said to be Teddy Roosevelt's favorite rose. A continous bloomer with pale pink cupped flowers with a rich strong tea fragrance that I can catch even inside the house. This rose is a nodder, meaning the blooms tend to tip down which is nice since my rose gets very large each growing season. In my area, this shrub rose can grow to 8 feet but can take a heavy pruning as it blooms on new wood. Don't overcrowd this rose and give it plenty of room a.k.a. Comtesse de Labarathe Contess Bertha Shell The Shell Rose