Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday Sketches and Our Beautiful World

It was really nice to have some time to sit, read, draw and chat today..
I love Sundays!
The Winter sun is shining,  the pre-spring blooms are putting on a show,
along with the weeds.... weeds?  Do you ever wonder who deemed some plants
the unwanted weeds, while the other plants are welcome in our gardens?
Watercolour pencils, black outliner and white gelly roll pen.
You can find Sunday Sketches
Sunday Sketches
The theme this week is
Rustic Winter our local wildlife farm
a little Blue Fairy Wren visitor...
Paige at the Paris Opera House
We walked the stairs at the Eiffel tower...
 Paige and I did a  'Downton Abbey' Tour... the stairs in the 'Dowager's' house
Share your 'Stairs' photography
Don't forget to join in here:
What you can do with a kraft coloured paper bag?


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Amazing and fun photos for "stairs", and I love your beautiful art work too! Happy Sunday!

Lizzyc said...

I think a weed is anything that grows where we don't want it to! Even flowers that spread around the lawn become "weeds"!! Love the dandelions! And fabulous photos on stairs! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Ros Crawford said...

I do so love that book ... every page is a treasure! You prompt photos are brilliant!! Look at that little wren! I've never seen a blue wren and what terrific places to share with us ... Have a beautiful Sunday!

Lorraine said...

fab the photos of the rustic staircase and you must be very proud of your daughter doing ballet she looks very good

Maya Harrison said...

Oh fun photos of stairs - I mean Downton and Eifel tower? Yay!
Great art wrk too... Lots of details on your dandelion.

Christine said...

Beautiful work on the pages and thanks for sharing the photos!

Heather McMahon said...

One word - amazing! I love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving your page!! That quote is SO TRUE and PERFECT! And loving the stairs photos!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Wanda said...

HaHa Just love your page....When are those darn weeds going to get it together.... Have a great Sunday, girlfriend. Hugs.

sharon said...

Love your pages especially how the sed is leaving the book! Great photos too.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love your sketch. The lowly dandelion. So miss treated.
I am not a fan of them in my yard. But, I've wanted to make a quilt featuring the dandylion for ages. You've inspired me to sketch.
I need a white pen. Loved your vacation shots! Looks like a great time was had by all.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great week.

Clare Willcocks said...

The white pen on your book illustration really makes the drawings stand out! I love the way you've used it to highlight the lettering too :)

Manuela said...

wonderful collection of stairs photos, i love the wooden stairs (both), great fun shot from your daughter.
Funny that you chose also the stairs from the Eiffel tower :-)
And your dandelion are very pretty, I am a huge fan of your pages :-)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

You walked the stairs at the Eiffel tower?!? All of them??

well grass is really just a glorified weed that people don't get rid of....

Lizzy Hill said...

Aaah! I've often wondered about 'weeds' myself.... Some are soooo pretty;) the stairs.... Fabulous memories there!!!

Möwe von der Insel said...

Love your new entry in Hannah's book :)
I'm just not certain what this tells me
about her. ;)
Love that dandelion, it's perfect :))
And I like your stair pictures - I walked
the stairs of the Eiffel tower myself,
and got quite a shock to see Mr. Eiffel
sitting there in his office :) Is he
still there?

Have a beautiful week Mandy! :)

Wanda said...

Mandy, a question..... What do you use for the lovely "WHITE" in your journal pages. I love the effect and my white prismacolor pencil, doesn't show up over the print. Thanks girlfriend for your help and advice.

Neesie said...

I love your illustration of the dandelion and those words certainly strike a cord with me. I'm constantly trying to conquer the weeds. I want to know why they don't go on holiday... ever!!!
You also remind me that I really must get a white gelly roll pen too. It makes such a difference.
Great photos especially of the budding ballerina ;D
Have a great creative week ahead and thanks for sharing your art.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Such a lovely page... Great line work and photos as well... You really are multi talented!

Alexandra said...

"A weed has mastered every survival skill..." - those words continue to echo in my mind. What a beautiful and inspirational post. Loving your continued journal book work. :)

Abigail Davidson said...

Your book art is so lovely! Especially like the effect of the white gel pens!

Audrey Pettit said...

Such a beautiful journal page, Mandy! Your dandelion drawing is amazing! You so perfectly captured the ethereal feel to those blowing seeds. And once again, a perfect quote to go along!
Love all your stair photos, too! Such fun places and great shots!