It’s 5C today. Not unusual for the first of May, but compared to the 17C to 20C just ten days ago it seems an awful lot colder. And it’s been rainy. The buds on that rowan tree outside the window are growing as I type.
Anyway, what does one do on a cold and rainy day in the country? I decided to do something with my hands. Draw or paint. I went for my art things and in my sketch book there was this pencil drawing I did two summers ago.
We were growing cherry tomatoes in flower pots and got lots and lots of them and oh! did they taste sweet. That was the first summer we grew them and encouraged by our success we decided to grow them again last summer. This time, however, the mice or shrew or both found them and thought they tasted pretty sweet as well, I bet. Last summer wasn’t such a success.
I’ve often noticed that a sketch is a lot better than the ”proper” version I later decide to make. When I sketch I don’t take myself so seriously, I’m more relaxed. So if I make a sketch on the back of a lottery ticket and it turns out nicely I’m annoyed at the quality of the paper. Luckily, the paper in this sketch book is acid free and actually archival quality, so my art work will last for generations.
I took out my coloured pencils and this is how the drawing turned out.
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