Saturday, July 10, 2010

Skullcap & Out of Practice - Pam Johnson Brickell

Skullcap & Out of Practice
Originally uploaded by PJBee
In April, I discovered my first Skullcap. A delicate mass of blooms upon a single stem. I snipped the top off of one stem and took it home to sketch.

I was pleased with the sketch and waited (not patiently) for time to add words.

I am saddened that last week I did not honor the sketch and take my time with the calligraphy. My spacing is all wrong and the 'P' is totally lost behind the stem and leaf.

I must put the frustration involved with moving aside and get back to my meditative calligraphic self. I hate when I rush and dishonor the gift of art.


  1. It still sings, Pam, but I know what you mean; it happens all too often to me.

  2. Your frustration certainly doesn't show! This is a lovely portrait regardless. Sometimes it's hard to carve the time and space for artwork.

  3. Thanks so, Kate & Elizabeth! Sometimes you can get too close :)

  4. Don't you just HATE it when that happens PJ?! It's a beautiful sketch and your patience shows in the little flowers - great page!

  5. Thanks, Maree. Yes, patience was there for the flowers :)


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