Rose Sketch, 8x10 in. graphite on paper. Available

Rose Sketch & Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rose Sketch, 8x10 in. graphite on paper. Available

Rose Sketch, 8×10 in. graphite on paper. Available

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 

I just added the sketch of spray roses to my website. The roses are from my garden this past autumn. I loved drawing all the layers of petals on each small rose. These roses were from a bush I planted many years ago. Each year it never disappoints, sharing lots of blooms throughout the growing season!

This comes unframed, but you can jazz it up with any size or style of frame, making sure it is protected behind glass.

Here are a few more images of this drawing with some  progress shots.

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Close up

 

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Beginnings

 

Work in progress

Work in progress

 

Although our road still hasn’t been plowed after our big storm, a secret admirer delivered this cheerful bouquet! A little bag of chocolate covered jubes was also attached. I love fresh flowers, especially in the midst of winter!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you had a great day filled with a few sweet goodies and good company!

Warmly,

Debbie

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Simple Nature Sketch: Peruvian Lily

Today's Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, January 10, 2017.

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, January 10, 2017.

January 10, 2017

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch

The Peruvian Lily is another plant I like to purchase in winter. It is quite long lasting and has an exotic feel, much like an azalea. It comes in quite a variety of colors. I love its translucent and soft flowing petals. Broken lines of contrasting color  on select petals add interest as well.

The meaning attached to this flower is friendship and devotion. It just seems like a happy flower, making it a good choice as a special gift to someone!

Warmly,

Debbie

P.S. Thought I published this last night and just realized I didn’t. lol The holidays were too good to me. wink, wink.

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Simple Nature Sketch: Begonia

Today's Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, November 17, 2017.

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, November 17, 2017.

November  17, 2016

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch

Although it is mid November, this odd-shaped begonia has bloomed. It’s inner section has not fully developed into ruffled layers. However, its simplicity and bright hue make it beautiful just the same.

I didn’t have the heart to empty this flowering container when life still existed. I will let nature take its course; allowing it to naturally wane. Frosty nights and future colder days will gently put these little beauties to sleep. Visions of their beauty will then live on in my mind during the long winter months.

Warmly,

Debbie

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Daily Sketch: Snapdragons

Today's Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, November 15, 2016.

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, November 15, 2016.

November  15, 2016

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch

These snapdragons are nestled beside our foundation. Their sunny presence is a welcome sight this late in the season. This cheerful clump of sunshine makes me smile as I pass by.

I find it amazing how some plants continue to thrive despite the arrival of a few frosty nights. The  intermittent milder days seem to give them a burst of energy, causing them to thrive once again.  I admire their ability to flourish when they should be slowing down. Defying all odds, just like some individuals we meet in life.

Warmly,

Debbie

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Daily Sketch: Beach Wormwood

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Today’s Simple Nature Sketch, NFS, September 30, 2016.

September 30, 2016

Today’s Simple Nature Sketch

It was a beautiful autumn day, so I went for a stroll on the beach. Along the way I found this plant that reminded me of dusty miller. It was growing within the dune grass, adding an appealing contrast with its grey-green hue.

I liked how it crept along on the sandy floor, playfully weaving in and out of small open areas. As I sketched, waves gently lapped to shore, adding calm to a peaceful moment.

Warmly,

Debbie

P.S. After a bit of research via google I discovered this plant is called beach wormwood. Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with small quiet pauses.

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