Sunday, May 28, 2006

more in the garden book

I spent a lot of my day today drawing in the Garden Book. A big hole was left in my garden last year when a very old Mulberry Tree came down in a storm. It was such a beautiful tree but I had to respect that it was time for it to go. I really miss that big, gorgeous tree that had a hole in the back of the trunk large enough for a small child to enter!
mulberry tree

And since that old tree fell on my lawn furniture and destroyed it, I had to get a couple new chairs this year...
wood chairs

Finally, there is no stopping me or anyone in my family from taking a well-deserved break. Here is son Bill trying out one of the new chairs!!!
studio view

10 comments:

Lin said...

Starr!! These are AWESOME!!!! I hope you're thinking of making your garden paintings into a book -- Sign me up for several copies!! LOVE IT!!

BTW, I LOVE mulberries -- used to make jam and pies from them ... we've planted a couple -- but they didn't like their space -- we're nursing a wild mulberry that has shown up ...

LOVE your work!!!!

Tami said...

I love the "investigation" going on in the middle sketch, it creates all kind of stories! Your work is beautiful, I am so gald you are using your talent even if it is just for our enjoyment and of course yours!

Katherine said...

I found your site while reading Moleskinerie and am very impressed with all your sketching - having taken a quick canter through the blog and stopped to read some of the entries. Finishing a Moleskine in 41 days is quite some accomplishment!

I'm also over 50 and no longer a sylph (those were the days!). There were quite a few comments as I read through that I 'recognised'!

Julie Oakley said...

Like Katherine, I've been cantering through your blog. Lovely stuff and I really like the way that you so carefully compose what you're drawing across the double page spread.

Laura said...

Starr, it is such fun to see your energy and passion for drawing! We'll be able to compare garden sketches soon---it's my topic for June!

Ger O'Rourke said...

Hi Starr, thank you for the welcome and the advice on using watercolours in the moleskine. You probably know already, but just in case, that there's a new watercolour paper moleskine available - I spotted it tonight on the ninthwave site. Ger x
http://www.ninthwavedesigns.com/gallery4.htm

Alison said...

You've done such a lot of drawing since I last visited. I love the perspective on this one , and the way you generally use the whole page. Thank you for sharing.

pedalpower said...

I am enjoying your garden sketches so much! Beautiful journal!...Love the story of the tree, and the way you used the page...beautiful handwriting too.

AnastasiaC said...

These are wonderful - so full of colour and detail!

Felicity said...

Congratulations Starr! Lovely illustrations as always but how you used the tree made me laugh! Great that is didn't go to waste. Both the chairs and the paintings are a wonderful reminder of that tree!