Friday, November 2, 2012

Nature Sketching Project: pen and ink calendar

In an effort to complete more nature sketching, I decided to do a lot of little sketches instead of trying to sit outside for a few hours and do something really expansive (this is not possible for me anymore with a 1 year old). I turned my sketches into a hand drawn calendar for the upcoming year (flickr set: 2013 Pen Sketched Calendar).

Here are some samples, and you can see the rest on flickr:

Sedum. Pen and ink on 140 lb hotpress paper, apx 5 x 4 inches.

Chives and Dill
Chives and Dill. Pen and ink on 140 lb hotpress paper, apx 5 x 4 inches.

I spent about 10 minutes on each sketch and the subjects are various nature objects and vignettes from around my home in September and October. I now have the whole collection in my cubicle at work, which really brightens it up and brings a little bit of nature indoors. I have licensed it through Creative Commons with no restrictions, so you can print it off for yourself if you'd like.


  1. Such a fun idea and wonderful sketches.

  2. What a cool idea! This will be wonderful...

  3. Love you pen sketches Carolyn. And the calender is a wonderful use for them.

  4. Great idea! I recommend others go to the Flickr site too.


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