After a decade of blogging about nature and gardening, I added a practice of a daily post every day on this blog from September, 2018 to September, 2019 -- connecting with sense of place, being at home, inspiration and creativity, and traveling, with forays into other topics, too.
I'll be continuing to post here, along with posts on Natural Gardening.
So it wasn't surprising that I chose buying watercolor pencils again. They're light (so portable), relatively simple to use, and easy to manipulate dry or wet. I did a lot of pen and ink drawings in my teens and 20's, with the last few sketches being illustrations for a botanical garden newsletter in a pre-digital time, so drawing with color washes feels about as comfortable as any other medium (although I've always been drawn to watercolor and pastels, too.)
pussy willow stem
We have several vases on the main floor filled with various mixes of dried pussy willows, wheat, and lotus pods (I had access to a large bunch of nice pussy willow branches a few years back!)
So I thought a very quick sketch of one of the stems would be my drawing subject this afternoon.