I was really daunted by following on from Alison's botanic garden pages in Kerry's book. In fact I put it right out of my mind - as I don't enjoy feeling daunted! Then the next Moly from Alison turned up this week! Eek! Must do it! I think I can!
I needed to visit my mum this morning and new I'd be there a while so I packed several art 'options' for things to do. As I looked at Kerry's gorgeous book again it came to me! *bing*! I would walk down to my favourite spot on my favourite beach and draw that!
There used to be a twisted stunted pandanus tree that grew on top of this rock. I drew it and it was actually the subject of my first painting after leaving school. It's been missing for about 10 years now and it made me sad not to see it there, so I didn't look at this beach much, in order to avoid feeling sad about it. (Gee, there are a lot of suppressed emotions surfacing here!) I think drawing it again has been fantastic. I got to enjoy 'my' beach and 'my' rock again. I don't feel sad anymore! When it's fully dry I'm going to put my little Valla-Beach-life-story on the back. Seeing as it IS 'my' rock, I feel it's necessary. (Pitt pens at the beach and watercolour when I got home.)