Friday, November 03, 2006

Day 187
I seemed to spend most of the day on the phone and then I made pizza dinner and rang Finnian to suggest she come over and help us eat it - the bread machine can't really do small quantities. Then we had our usual family bath time and so it wasn't until 9.00 that I left the family watching a thriller movie and walked out into the delicious, freshly-washed silence of the night. I think I might like this time of day in Summer even more than I did in Winter - there is none of the glare and it was a treat to put on my coat. Near Hermione's bench, I found a patch of beautiful grass seed heads - so perfectly formed, like plump little woven lanterns - I've never noticed this sort before.
I find the moleskine sketchbooks works quite well for small areas of paint, though of course, you can't get the wet in wet effects of proper watercolour paper. I keep a sliver of soap in my paint box for the days when the paint won't stick. 6 km walk

4 comments:

Katherine said...

Lovely delicate sketch Alison.

Julie Oakley said...

I love the description '...plump woven lanterns...' and the drawing shows them perfectly.

Jana Bouc said...

Your drawing is lovely and so are your words, especially the "delicious, freshly-washed silence of the night".

Penny said...

Alison we always new it as shivery grass when we were children. Lovely sketch.