Everything's blooming and growing this time of year - it’s so exciting and inspiring! It definitely gets me in the mood to paint, but since I don’t have the luxury of long uninterrupted hours to devote to my art, I sometimes have to get creative in figuring out ways to get something down on paper in a short time. Here’s what I came up with last spring when I wanted to note all the wonderful colors of the flowers blooming in our yard and in the fields around the house.
I had fun making each one of the little squares different. It makes it much more interesting than if they were all plain squares, don't you think?
There are few non-flower items in the sketch, too. Are you wondering what a “Hoover” is?
|Hoover, a member of the family for the past 15 years|
I enjoy using different kinds of layouts in my sketchbooks. For something simple like this, you don’t even have to able to draw! It’s more of a doodle than a sketch, but it takes me back to a happy spring day when I took a few minutes to appreciate those little gifts from God that are right in front of me.