Okay, I don't draw............ something which irks me no end, I can assure everyone of that. However, lately I've been trying to extend myself, and think about sketching even if I just copy a line drawing. The little sketch above is something I'm going to try to 'stitch' soon, although perhaps not quite as it appears. The angel fish was drawn from a small coloured picture in my World Book encyclopedia, but the kelp is 'mine'.
I then moved on to another image that I saved from Google. This little fossil was again 'copied' [not traced]. It is fine doing this for simple things, but I still have a long way to go before I'll be depending on my sketching completely!! Please forgive the paper, as I usually just grab anything the printer has 'mauled'............... I don't think my sketching is worthy of a proper book at this stage.
I'm hoping to turn this little flower into an embroidery, possibly something bright, as I've been working with quite dark/gloomy colours lately. I've just drawn this one, no copying, although I suppose at some point in time, given all the things we see on our internet surfing, something stays in our minds.
And lastly, I really like waterlilies, with this being my side-on interpretation. I do have some nice B&W line drawings saved from Google, so I'll have another play with a more open view. I purchased some drawing pencils lately, and have found it fun using the different depths.
On a personal level, I have to tell everyone I think I've finally regained my fitness level, after a few years in the wilderness. I can now consistently walk my 6 kms each morning in 64 minutes, and I'm not puffed when I get home. I've been gradually building back up to this level, but at different stages didn't think I'd make it. About 15 years ago my GP told me anything over 5.5km/hour is excellent, especially for my age - and that was then - so I'm sure he would be delighted with this at my age NOW.
Thank you again most sincerely to those who continually support my stitching/mixed media efforts. Your comments help more than you know.