It not all about the sketchbook

You would be forgiven for thinking that all I have been doing lately has been swanning about with my sketchbook. But no, I have been busy with other art works, including these gum leaves and nuts that I painted for a friend. She wanted them as a present for her mum. I love the curves and folds of dried gum leaves. The colours too are more interesting than green ones.

I have painted gum leaves before, but not with gum nuts. It was nice to have the extra challenge. The leaves below are for sale in my Etsy shop.

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Art work and photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2015
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Art work and photo copyright: Anne Lawson 2015

 

Click on the image to follow the link to my shop. Or contact me directly.

By the way, don’t forget my offer to make you a little sketchbook of your own. A couple have already winged their way to different parts of the world. πŸ™‚

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful colours and curves! I’m very excited about receiving a little book… thank you for your generosity!

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  2. acflory says:

    These are simply lovely, Anne. πŸ˜€

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  3. EllaDee says:

    They are beautiful. What a lovely gift πŸ™‚

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  4. I will send you a proper thank you, but I wanted to let you know my little sketch book arrived and is currently sitting on my desk in all its glory. I’ve been showing it to everyone I see. Your talents amaze me. What a treat to have some of your work, with accompanying blank pages (gulp) of my own.

    I think I’ll bring it with me to DC in April. Then I can show it off in person to several of our fellow bloggers, and hopefully find my own inspiration to add to the pages. You are a delight. xoxoxoxo

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    1. anne54 says:

      Ooh, I am so pleased that it arrived! You will find lots of inspiration to use it. The best advice I can give is “It is only paper!” πŸ™‚ Then you will have your own little portable art gallery! XOXOXO

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      1. Oh Anne. I wish it was only paper, but ever time I look at the exquisite detail in your work I fear I’ll never be able to add my mark. I will try.

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        1. anne54 says:

          I bet that if you decide to show anyone what you do they will be delighted and proud of what you have done. I hope you can conquer that inner critic, because whatever marks you make will be special for you. ☺️ And scribble all over my work if you want to!!

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          1. Scribbling all over your work is NEVER going to happen. It sits with me on my desk and I marvel every time my eyes rest there. You’re talents are extraordinary, and of course your subjects, near and dear to my heart. I recently framed my father’s landscaping design sketches. You two would have been kindred spirits.

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          2. anne54 says:

            To be a kindred spirit with your lovely Dad would be a wonderful thing. Thank you.

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          3. It’s the highest compliment from my perspective. xoxo

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          4. PS Thank you for that. I recently came across a small sketch I did in Scotland many years ago, traveling alone and with time on my hands. I drew…rocks!

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          5. anne54 says:

            I love drawing rocks! They are great colours, and you don’t have to be precise with the drawing. There will be a rock somewhere in the world that looks like the one you have drawn! πŸ™‚

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          6. That made me smile, Anne. You’re the best.

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