Monday, September 30, 2013

No rain yet... - Maree

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. 
- Ashley Smith 

 Ink sketch and colour wash of a scene in Magaliesburg in my Moleskine Nature sketchbook

It's the first of October, heading for mid-summer here in South Africa and we've had no rain yet. Normally we have the winds in August clearing up old growth and our first spring rains early in September, but the wind has been blowing right through September, seemingly blowing the clouds back to whence they came from.

I'm having to water my garden every day, we've had some very high temperatures, but nothing seems to give life like even just a couple of millimetres of rain...



  1. Beautiful, Maree! I hope you have rain soon, the earth gets so thirsty...

    1. Thanks Kate, and no sign of anything as yet. ..

  2. Hi Maree! This is such a nice sketch even though the ground is parched. I love your ink and wash treatment.

    1. Thank you Paula! Yes, still VERY parched!


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