February 16, 2017
Today’s Simple Nature Sketch
I picked this miniature rose plant up just before Valentine’s Day. I loved its tiny hits of red and diminutive size. It has to be watered frequently, due to its small container.
Today when I was about to water my tiny plant, I noticed a stem that was partially detached. Nutrients to the bloom were limited, causing the bloom to display petals that had completely dried out, while others still thrived.
I thought the contrast was interesting, making this little bloom a good drawing subject. Such interesting lines and shapes were observed. I especially loved the small curves at the tips of leaves and petals. They softened the subject, creating a sense of elegance.
Observing the smallest of subjects, fine-tunes ones awareness of their surroundings. It creates a sensitivity that would otherwise be lost, if time had not been taken to sit still and observe. Pauses are so important in life to settle our minds and center our emotions. They present those quiet gaps that allow one to slow down life, if only for a few moments in the day.
Wishing you small pauses throughout the upcoming weekend!
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