Finally, for the first time this year, I got to take a day of vacation!! Combine that with a regular holiday and a weekend, and voila, it's four days off!! Man, did I enjoy it!!
I went to visit my sister, which meant I also got to visit other family. Sketchbook packed, I spent more than one day just drawing whatever was at hand. My sister loves flowers as much as I do so I took her a bouquet of stargazer lilies. Divine fragrance...
Every time I visit my sister, her friend wants me to draw something for him, too. This time I was prepared and did a sketch of his best friend, Babs. He LOVED it!!
Meanwhile, in my everyday book, I had this sketch of apples to finish. They had been on my dining room table when I left.
On Saturday, sis had to work for a while, so I entertained myself by drawing vignettes around her house.
Val winters over some of her plants which means the blooms are sometimes slow. But I do like this specimen in this pot.
These grow in the alley-way beside Val's house.
and of course I had to take a walk-around and record what is there.
down the street is a beautifully-planted property that I couldn't resist taking a few photos of. Makes me want some hibiscus...
As always, I stayed longer than I meant to and then had to rush home to recuperate. I had visions of taking a long leisurely nap, but it wasn't to be.
We did have an awesome meal from this place. They've been around forever!!
Always, it is hard for me to leave my sister's house and go home. But there will still be plenty to draw when I go back.
And so, friends, I am back for now...