Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Crushing On Nature

Ever since I began developing the characters and scenes for one of the recent children's books I've been illustrating, my appreciation for nature has considerably grown. My eyes are constantly roaming to and fro on our daily walks, taking in every intricate detail nature has to offer. It's so wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable, especially watching the adorable rabbits playing, zigzagging back and forth from one backyard to another.

As we meander through various little greenbelts in our neighborhood, it's like taking an adventure into our own secret garden. We duck under low hanging trees and slip between flowering bushes, occasionally pausing to snap photos of flowers so incredibly breathtaking. In fact, if you look closely at the illustrations in this particular upcoming book, you just might find tiny snippets of such flowers and gardens weaved throughout, bringing each poem to life.

So, don't mind me and my ongoing collection of lovely flowers as I'm currently, crushing on nature.
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  1. So easy to do this time of year. . . seems the landscape, and garden, changes every week these days. New berries, the ever changing colors of flowers and tall, wild grasses that all come and go so quickly. AndI love seeing the in-progress peeks at those sketches. . . very inspiring!!

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    1. Don't they? It's much more difficult to get out during the day when the temperatures have been reaching 90 the past few days. Still, worth every walk. :)

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  2. Beautiful sketch... and inspiring writing...how magical to watch the rabbits frollick about...sooo lucky! Such mega-gorgeous blooms...i can almost smell them!
    Shine on..thanks for spreading your creative magic today...awesome!
    Victoria

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. It's so lovely to see you pop in. And yes, wonderful blooms. I LOVE fresh flowers in vases throughout our home. :)

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  3. What a lovely illustration, your art is so lovely. I love the flower bouquet as well. Flowers can bring such joy!

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    1. Aww...thank you very much, Lisa. And you're right, flowers certainly bring a special joy. :)

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  4. pretty flowers :) and nice to see a sketch before you have coloured it :)

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  5. Nature is awesome! So worthy to crush on!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

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    1. Isn't it, Peggy? Thank you for stopping in. Hope you have a lovely weekend. :)
      xx

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  6. Beautiful flowers to have close by when you are sketching.
    Yvonne

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    1. Definitely. I love having them throughout the house and in each room downstairs. :)

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  7. Beautiful, truly beautiful!! I love mother nature and I love your art!!!

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    1. Awww...thank you very much, Stacey. :)

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  8. Haha, I love how you concluded that. Great write up ..and photos! :D

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    1. Hee Hee I've learned from the best! ;)

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  9. You're so fortunate, Alexandra, to live where it's so lush and green and seeing flowers and tiny creatures scurrying about. It does come in handy with your illustrating, doesn't it! Love your work! xx

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