... exploring in my creativity further in 2017

24 May 2010

Garden inspiration and Experimentation

This week many of my little creations were inspired by my garden. It is starting to bloom and while a source of frustration and hard work (with all the weeds that have overtaken it), it is also a source of inspiration. Last week ended with watercolour pencil and zen versions of a lilac, and this week started with a painted watercolour version of it. (My scanner dislikes purple - not sure why - so this is not the true shade.)



Wednesday: Today I tried to capture a lovely alpine poppy using my oil pastels.

Thursday: Same alpine poppy using pastel pencils. It always amazes me that two media called "pastels" can be so very different in consistency. I am liking these pencil pastels very much though I have very few colours.

Friday: Pastelled pepper plant... 

Saturday: I love these pink Sea Thrifts (Or Armeria Maritima), they are lovely in my rock gardens and borders! I think the pens captured their essence well. Note to self - plant more!

Sunday: My weeding companion!

That was my week! Hope yours was great! 

Next week will be crazy. I am off to a conference in Chicago and it promises to be very busy. I will take a tiny sketch pad but not my CED2010 book. I hope to keep this up but..... we'll see! 

Have a fun week everyone!


  1. Your flowers are all so beautiful! I've never tried pastel pencils before and they look good, think I need to take a little trip to the artshop!
    Have a lovely week :-)

  2. Your weeding companion is soooo cute. You're doing great with your art journaling. You inspire me to 'get on with it already'- sometimes I just waste too much time procrastinating.

    Kat :-)

  3. How are you Eva?
    You are so inspiring...journaling and drawing every day...I just can't seem to make myself do it...I have fun making the journal...then NOTHING.
    I think the garden journal is a great idea :)


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