Friday, March 26, 2010
I bought the new moleskin last year for something special. It was the biggest one so far and I was orginally excited to start it but then those big white pages just screamed for something special. So I never started it at all. This year as I get ready for the garden tour on April 10 &11 th I came up with the idea to do the whole moleskine in a 2010 Garden themed sketchbook. I am taking extra care with my sketches and enjoying the challenge of laying out these larger pages. But in all my efforts to be careful I miss spelled one of my titles , I left out a "u". Ahhh right there, big as life, painted in red is my glaring mistake. I always think, years from now someone will be looking through these thinking, poor, dumb artist couldn't spell! Anyway, this is my beautiful "ARBUTUS" or Strawberry tree. The bark is a beautiful rusty red with deep green leaves and pink berry like flowers, a wonderful bedding plant that can be trained into a small tree or hedged. I even dried and then glued leaves onto the page.