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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Walking around and sketching, close to home, by Elaine (jaguarish)

Hi everyone,

I have somehow not found time to sketch properly in theme, but I did take a little walk with my daughter recently where we both brought sketchbooks and did very fast sketches of whatever caught our fancy (while trying not to alarm our neighbours).  I wrote down the colours and added them later at home.

So I thought I would post this, as I have been so looking forward to rejoining the group here.  I took the photo with my new phone (acquired only this week!) to test out its capabilities.  I think it did a decent job but pencil on paper always comes out looking gray when I photograph it, even when I use a "real" camera. Maybe as I learn more how to use my phone I'll get these looking better.

Anyway, so glad to be rejoining everyone and loving all your sketches!  Sorry I have not had time to comment on every one, but they're all fantastic.


  1. These are lovely, Elaine. I love the traffic cone on its side in the grass.

  2. Glad to see you again here! So it is, sometimes difficult to get time for sketching. But you did it great with your daughter now. I like your small sketches, well done!

  3. Flowers from Australia! awesome! And the cone too, what a kick! Happy to have you back, Elaine/jaguarish!!! Hope you didn't upset the neighbors. Tell them to get used to it!

  4. What a great way to get in a little sketching time. The flowers are pretty but for some reason, I really like the cone, LOL.

  5. Now I know your real name! lol Elaine, these are lovely little sketches. I like the flowers but the traffic cone really made me smile. It was a good idea to go out walking with your sketchbook.

  6. Thanks all, amusing that the traffic cone gets the most admiration. :) Here's a funny thing: here, safety cones (traffic cones) are colloquially called "witches' hats." As an ex-pat (American) I continue to find life in Australia bemusing and amusing!


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