Monday, July 03, 2006

Cootamundra wattle

It has been very wet and rainy so the wattles look a bit bedraggled. I walked down to pick some and see what my new Pitt pens would do. They are quite fun to use but as I only have 6 colours not a lot of contrasts so I cheated a bit and used ordinary felt tipped pens as well.
I have been so busy trying to get a textile wall hanging done that it has taken a lot of my time, of course I was going to use machine embroidery but decided I wanted the texture of hand embroidery so we sat and watched the Crows defeat Geelong in the football yesterday on tv after lunch, my excuse was that I could get some of this embroidery done.
I had been wanting a walk so we drove over to Pt Elliott to see if we could see the whales in the bay, we did but they are not very interesting but saw about 8 seals playing close to the rocks. I tried for some not very good sketches andI have put those sketches on my boots and sketchbook blog.
I must try and find time to do some more painting but this week looks a bit busy, again! I thought that one was supposed to have more time when one retired, not that I have stopped doing what I have always done, but we are nominally "supposed" to be retired. Probably a bit slower tho.
It is my friend Virginia in Germany's Birthday today, so Happy Birthday to you and I hope you have a great day doing what you want to do.


Shelly McC said...

Wonderful Wattle!

Lin said...

GREAT JOB on the Wattles!!!!

Jennifer said...

Great drawing! I really want to get some of those Pitt pens, too ... such nice color.

Tony F said...

Acacia baileyana, one of my favourites and beautifully captured in a vase. Love this Penny.