since most of the rest of this post is in black and white i decided to get very colorful with the photography today. this is a macro shot of one of the blossoms from my hibiscus plant. this plant has bloomed frequently throughout the winter making my dining room a tropical paradise (as long as one doesn't look out the window).
i've chosen a few sketches from my own sketchbook for this post. these were all done during the month of february with the theme of "close-up" in mind from The Sketchbook Challenge.
"Getting close-up is about taking a new perspective, finding a different view and appreciating the little things."
it turns out that i am very attracted to the said which is why i'm enjoying adding quotes to my sketches.
i have recently received this gorgeous leather book cover from an extremely good friend. her and i have been friends for a long time and she knows me well. within the cover was a sketchbook. once i fill up this sketchbook i can insert another one. i'll have a beautiful daily reminder of my friend as well as being able to continually enjoy this cover.
i love this gift on so many levels but even more than that i am so grateful for the love and kindness that this friendship brings me.
recent gifts include:
- a mother/daughter lunch out at a favorite restaurant
- a beekeeping class (one step closer to being able to claim the title of 'beekeeper')
- bananas. i love bananas.