A few posts back I mentioned that I found a dead rose head in my garden that I felt the need to paint. Well, I didn't paint it but decided to sketch it in coloured pencils. The colour palette was limited so the rose doesn't look quite as I had envisaged. A few years ago I would have torn up the paper and been most upset that I couldn't replicate the rose exactly. I am neither happy or unhappy at how the picture turned out. I feel I have captured the essence of the rose but I could have taken more time over the drawing. I didn't use an eraser or spend too much time over the detail. I wish I could be the type of person that deliberates for hours, days, weeks over a painting/drawing until they get it 'right' - but I am not. My drawing had to be instantaneous. Observe. Draw. Move on. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the amount of projects that I want to do such as my cross-stitching, rubber stamping, painting, drawing, beading, sewing, crochet, gardening, baking etc. It is so difficult to fit in all these pastimes with a family and make sure their needs are met and that they are well cared for as well as Gizmo and the hens.
Although I show you parts of my garden and occasional glimpses of my home, I can assure you that both are as cluttered as my mind. I find it hard to settle on one subject, topic, interest. I want to explore them all! I am gradually de-cluttering my home and garden and eventually my mind so that I am not floundering in a sea of ideas and projects. Watch this space!
Edited: A close up of the picture can be found on my Mutant Trees blog.