A Rose That Never Wilts isn’t A Rose At All

It’s ok to feel delicate sometimes.  Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals.  A rose that never wilts isn’t a rose at all. ~ Crystal Woods ~

During this extraordinarily weird period of self-isolating, I’ve been distracting myself by doing some artistic exercises with inspiration and guidance by artist Ian Sidaway.

The fading roses were plucked from my garden immediately after heavy rain. I used pen and ink as well as watercolour.

Whenever I finish a drawing or painting, I always ask myself whether I’d be happy to put my picture up on the wall inside my house. Recently the answer has been a resounding “no!”. But that’s alright as they’re not meant to be finished works of art, they are merely exercises in observation and trying new techniques.

Before I go, I just want to say that if I hear one more person say “new normal” I may just lose it. It is not normal and saying it over and over does not make it true. It is temporary!

Why Do The Birds Go On Singing?

Why do the birds go on singing? Why do the stars glow above? Don’t they know it’s the end of the world? It ended when I lost your love ~ Sylvia Dee ~

Spring doesn’t know that our lives have been put on hold.

The blue skies, birds and flowers are giving me so much joy during this terrifying time with the Coronavirus epidemic running amock around our world. 

So as I have plenty of time on my hands at the moment, I’ll share some of the flowers that are popping up in my tiny garden.

Watercolour and ink were used to create this. I didn’t realise that the ink wasn’t waterproof so it made for some interesting marks.

Hope they will brighten up your day even just a little.