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Thursday, March 29, 2012

selected sketches from march

i thought that all of my crocus had been destroyed by the dogs this year but today i found a few just barely poking their tips up. as you can see, they haven't even outgrown the mulch yet. if they remain lucky, i might even see some flowers . . .

i've managed to meet my sketching goals this month.
the The Sketchbook Challenge for march was "flowers".

a quick sketch from memory

of my own hibiscus flowers.


   ink and colored pencil sketched (from

   within the recesses of my head) as a sort of

   fantasy flower.

  i think it looks related to a flamingo . . .

also a quick sketch of  snowdrops from a

botanical book.

a daisy type flower (out of my head) using pen & watercolors.

a bird of paradise blossom. quick sketch from a botanical


another fantasy flower using pencil.

recent gifts include:
  • finding those tiny crocus struggling towards some spring sunshine
  • the anticipation and enjoyment of a simple soup and crusty bread supper
  • getting out and using the colored pencils and the watercolors


  1. Of course the dogs left a little something for you to discover ;-)
    Love the Bird of Paradise - first plant I added to the garden.
    Your artwrok is lovely! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Great sketches!!! What a fun surprise to see the crocus poking through!

  3. I am delighted by your sketches and your watercolor and pen. What a lovely, heartwarming
    find in your yard, too!

  4. Amazing sketches Libby. Love the watercoloured daisy too.

  5. Lovely sketches. My sister has been exploring watercolors and I am lucky enough to have one of her pieces. Such a ephemeral effect.

  6. Hi Libby Q!
    I love your flowery sketches!
    I have a wonderful book to share (I know YOU will love it!) I'm going to blog about it very soon! (BIG HUG!)

  7. I love your sketch. there are always so expressive !


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