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I took a walk one morning....

Over the weekend I went for a couple of walks on the land where I live and became fascinated with all the dried seed heads along side the path I took.

I picked some to take home and they have been the raw material and inspiration of a lot of my drawing this week.

 
 
 


 
Drawing by candle light during the power outage we had last night.
 
 




 
 
I have created another page on this blog called 100 days of doodling where I have been uploading a photo of the drawing I do each day.
 
I am now up to day 14 of the 100 day challenge. The reason I took on the challenge was that I have not done very much drawing in the past few years and was starting to fear that I was never going to. As a result, my confidence in my ability to draw and design was dropping.
 
At first I wondered what on earth to draw and was afraid that I would run out of inspiration pretty quickly and likewise my enthusiasm for the project.
 
I am relieved to say that after 2 weeks, the opposite is happening. If anything my enthusiasm is growing, and I have a expanding list of things I would like to draw and possibly develop into designs at a later date. 
I feel like I am in the process of participating in some sort of art therapy! So far...a tentative recovery is taking place..... :)
 
regards Jill xx
 

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  1. What a wonderful idea! The drawings are beautiful. Hope the challenge leads you to where you want to go creatively.

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    1. Thanks Kate! I'm hoping they lead to some more fabric designs eventually. But right now I just want to go with the flow.

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  2. Wow! those 'doodles' are awesome :)

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  3. See, you take those lovely seed pods and spent flowers and turn them into art. I take them and put them in the compost bin. I need to reassess where I'm getting my inspiration from!!! x

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    1. When I have my gardening hat on it's another story! :)

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  4. Gorgeous seed heads, and your drawings really capture their transience. Beautiful Jill :)

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  5. You're so clever Jill - your doodles are incredible!

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