A word from Alice - studio stories from Alice Draws the Line – Tagged "Sketching The Seasons"– Alice Draws The Line

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A word from Alice - studio stories from Alice Draws the Line

  • Spring time sketching

    I had a really lovely moment during the Easter weekend, where I was able to visit my parents and sit in their garden. 

    I collected some spring time blooms from their garden and sat at the garden table with my sketchbook, in the sun and drew them - just like old times.

    It made me remember just how much I love to do this - see something, collect it (where possible) and sit and study it with my pen and paints. 

  • Springtime Sycamore

    I stood in the lane and grinned last week. I had spotted my first sycamore leaf of the year. In the hedgerow was a great display of sycamore buds through to opened new leaves and flowers. Here are some photographs of some of the stages. Although it was sunny which was encouraging the leaves to open,
  • March meet the maker, part 1

    #MarchMeetTheMaker is an excellent project set up by Joanne Hawker, a creative who lives in Somerset. Each March she shares prompts for fellow make...
  • Gathering inspiration and documenting the process

    Andrea and I first met last summer when she hosted an Insta-meet at her beautiful holiday cottage and shepherds hut, Wild Meadow. Since then, Andrea has started her photography business. She has a great lifestyle package where she takes 'photos that tell your story, reflect your brand and connect with your community' which is exactly what I was after. 

    Andrea took a lovely selection of images and we had a really enjoyable day, with me doing all the things that I like doing and Andrea documenting it all.

    As those of you that have followed me for a while will know, I love collecting botanical finds and drawing them. My favourites are fallen treasures - seeds, leaves, fruits etc, and next to that I love to collect examples of seasonal species that grow in abundance - grasses for example. 

  • Iris Illustrations

    I've been drawing a bunch of cut flowers each month from September 2019 until now, May 2020. In the May bouquet were these Irises. Each month Tammy from Wild Bunch Flowers selects the stems. Tammy is based close to the studio which has made this project even more special.