April arrived along with the rain, it has rained and rained, shower after shower, with non stop rain. This afternoon I was pleased to see some relief with a couple of hours of sunshine before it started raining again.
I worked in pen and ink, it is a slow process dipping in the ink , observing the flower and recording the markings. I used a new ink colour called Indian Red, a Calligraphy ink. I recorded two buds, now opened up to the full flowers.
I then used some of my own homemade ink to record a flower, it worked out beautifully and I hope you realise how long it took with a dip in pen and all done by hand. I think it shows, shows that I care and love these flowers so much I am willing to spend the time.
My favourite Woodstock hyacinths are giving off such a sweet scent. Last Thursday evening I sat on the step next to them listening to the birds sing as the sun was setting.
Another favourite scented flower is the primrose, these are growing in my garden so I picked a few flowers as they remind me so much of Easter time and as a member of the village brownies we collected little posies from the village hedgerows to give out to old people. I love their delicate scent as it immediately transports me back to my childhood, sadly they do not grow in so many of those places any more.
I made a new bag for Easter, with my hare drawings I did for Peony and Sage, my sepia ink drawings are used on the linen fabric. This one has just the sitting hare but there is also Fudge Hare fabric which has both my jumping hare and my sitting hare design on together.
I lined it with a primrose coloured fabric I had in my stash, here's the inside pocket.
I hope you all enjoyed your Easter. I have been working at two more pages in my square book I started this year. I have also chosen some lovely moments to share.... A butterfly in my bedroom which seems to follow me around the house.
I ran upstairs to see the view from a bedroom, it was a rainbow forming and pink clouds.
I turned around and looked out at the front of the house to see this, rain showers and a sunset with a huge pink cloud formation. I was absolutely amazed. The most magical sight and that rainbow ending in my garden!
Just as quickly as the rainbow appeared it was gone, I am so glad I captured it on my iPad.
Another favourite flower. My sister bought me them for Easter, she knows I love them. Today I found a tiny flower press and collected a few flowers from around the garden and captured some of these too. I used to do this when I was young, between sheets of newspaper or in a thick book. Now I have a real flower press to use, seems too long since I have used one.
A quick look at the pages I am working on.
The two grey leaves and a pigeon feather, using pen and ink. It is a nearly there, a little pocket of time here and there. I am enjoying filling up new pages and recording my finds.
The skeleton leaves and China I found on the same walk as I wandered around the village lanes.
A foggy morning, a huge blanket of fog had crept across the estuary. I love that this view is always changing.
A gorgeous sky on Thursday and I will leave you with the sunset on Thursday evening. Such a lovely way to end the day. Thank you for visiting, and thank you for your comments which I love to read. I hope you enjoyed seeing my world and moments in my life. Hopefully I may have inspired you to look around where you live and see all the wonder around you. I would love to hear what you have noticed or something you found or inspired you in your environment.
See you soon. Millyx