The Great White and Wrought Iron Leaf

A great white and a wrought iron leaf, not much in common except that they were my drawings today.  After reading through Irene Brady’s books and blog this week, I was encouraged by the fact that she finishes some parts of her travel journals after the trip.  We had been too busy on our Rocky Mountain Park trip hiking and too exhausted in the evening for me to sketch in my travel journal while we were there.  So, my trip journal has been sitting around unfinished waiting for me to add the drawings I had wanted to put into it.  Well, I guess it is never to late and I did promise R2 to do a drawing of a shark pulling our travel trailer.  Our F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, besides being a mouthful to say, is huge and a tad intimidating, plus ours is white so the kiddos nicknamed it The Great White Shark.  Like I said, R2 requested a cartoon of The Great White pulling our trailer so it made the perfect subject to pick up drawing in the trip journal with. (Sorry Alex for another shark drawing! I just read your shark comment when I got on to post this. Hope you find this shark a bit friendlier. 😉 )

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The wrought iron leaf is from a table we have in our sun room.  I was looking for something to do a direct ink drawing with for today and the table whispered that it wanted its story told…  It was the table DH’s grandparents set up house with and we were given it when we got married.  Once upon a time I believe it was black wrought iron with a glaring yellow top, but it has been redone several times over the years.  When we got it, DH’s dad had painted the iron cream and put on a soft peachish marble top to match our kitchen and we refinished the chairs in upholstery fabric that was mainly peach with slubs of sea foam and cream.  That was over 20 years ago and now it sits in our sun room for the kiddos to work on.  Some things just last forever. 

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