Month: April 2008

Edm076 I just finished hacking and slashing at the jumbled honeysuckle vine and clematis tangle in my little garden.  The vines were growing through our wooden privacy fence in places and I'd started to worry about eventual damage to the fence.  So, I lopped off the bits growing through the fence and my Dear Hubby helped put three sections of latticework in front of the fence.  I think the honeysuckle will survive the surgery, but I can't tell if the clematis vine even made it through the winter.  It is tangled up so much with the other vines that the only way to tell where it grows is to wait for it to bloom.  Still it is a lovely effect, the blue blooms among the white and gold honeysuckle.  It was even nicer when the roses, placed in pots in front of the jumble, were alive.  Tempting to go buy some more David Austin roses, so old-fashioned and fragrant!!

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Bunny sketches
Originally uploaded by ffyrebird

We were suprised to see this little guy out eating in our yard last night. He actually hopped up into the tray birdfeeder and nibbled a bit. I grabbed my sketchbook and managed to get a few quick drawings before he ran off.
Ignore the funny fold line in the middle, I decided to paste the page into my journal and that is the page gutter. I don’t know why I keep doing that. I’ll make a drawing or sketch in my sketchbook and then decide that I want it in my journal. I have to either copy it or paste it in then. I should just start all my work in my journal and leave it there, except the sketchbook with its removable pages seems safer. I can draw random subjects and experiment and rip out what I don’t like. I feel like the journal is for work that has some sort of story or meaning to me, plus it’s harder to deal with drawing disasters in my hardbound journal. Weird, huh?

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