Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Draw the line

marker on Fabriano paper
8 1/4 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

Here's what happened.  I ordered 3 Fabriano lined notebooks
5.5 x 8.5 inches from the U.S. My art store here doesn't sell
them anymore, and they are the best notebooks to write on.

I looked on Amazon -- they didn't have them so I ordered
them from a store in the U.S.  And they were expensive, but
I wanted them, and needed them -- so I did it.

Today a box arrived at the door.  And it was heavy.  Those
notebooks don't weigh a thing, so I didn't get it. Well -- it wasn't
those notebooks -- it was three 12 inch, x 8 1/4 inch Fabriano
drawing books, blank, with beautiful paper. Really?

Yes.  It was the universe saying I figure -- "you get drawing 
girl."  Combine that with a neighbour up the street giving me
new peonies, and asking me to pick the ones I liked --
and this is the result.

I had to draw.  The message was clear.  I could keep
working on this -- there's no shading, but it is time for bed,
and if I do I'll show it to you. 

Have a getting the message day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I love your peony drawing❣️❣️❣️❣️This is so complicated and beautiful and to draw in a nice new sketch book 😄

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

The sketchbook is amazing. Plus I tidied my studio yesterday and
found 3 of the Fabriano notebooks I wanted, which have gone out of
production now. Sadly. So I have both writing notebooks and sketchbooks to
last me for awhile.


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