Finding Joy in the Small Things

Hi Everyone,

Winter is definitely peeping over the parapets here this week, with steely grey skies and a sudden drop in temperature, but we are still enjoying the beautiful autumnal hues all around us. My very hard-working and tidy-minded husband has been hoovering up the leaves in our garden, whereas I've just been gathering a few pretty ones for my next Life Book project!

For week 46, we had a lesson with the talented Tamara Laporte, who showed us how to draw and paint a beautiful wreath to celebrate Autumn. She also made some really cute Quirky Pumpkins, which I will be trying as soon as I get a chance. Here's my version of the wreath ...

We sketched it in pencil first, then added watery colour (I used my Wispa markers and a water brush), finishing with fine black ink to add definition and detail. After that, I went back in with Inktense water-soluble pencils to add more depth to the colours.

I was inspired by leaves and seed pods which are in my own garden, but used a LOT of artistic license! It was really quick and easy to do and I love the end result - it would be fun to do one for each of the seasons wouldn't it?

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, hope you are enjoying and feeling inspired by the seasonal changes wherever you are today :o)

Annie xxx


Lunch Lady Jan said…
That is absolutely gorgeous...that's the sort of workshop I'd like to do :-). Xxxxx
Helen Wallace said…
As we limp toward Summer here with Spring missing in action, I can appreciate the gorgeous Autumnal tones of your Art. Beautifully balanced and composed, it's the kind of home decor one would be proud to have on the wall, especially with the inspiring quote. TFS
This is totally wonderful Annie! I love everything about it! Loving your idea of making one for each season!
Lizzy Hill said…
Looks absolutely STUNNING....& Yes! One for each season, framed would look just amazing. Another project for the pin board;)!!!