It’s really relaxing to me to make these drawings from time to time and just observe small scenes from our house. Also, I get to use my big collection of all sorts of colored pencils (I’m slightly obsessed with color pencils, I should make a post with all my sets, some found at the flea market and some bought new). The last set I bought have multiple colored leads, actually they have a few nuances of the same color in each pencil. I really like them and I use them a lot combined with other pencils I have.
This is something I made as a school assignment in June, but also something that I was interested to make, anyway.
Our world and it’s starry sky that is almost lost to us.
It was quite demanding on my eyes to work on such a dark canvas, and I was on a deadline, so I was quite stressed at some point about the outcome, but in the end it turned out ok. The “stars” that are placed in the shape of Ursa minor are a string of battery operated led lights, sewn in the back of the canvas.
The hydrangeas are blooming in our urban garden.
I used another roll from some Kodak 400 films that I had picked up at the flea market two or three years ago. From time to time, I really feel like using a very unpredictable film and camera, even if I really enjoy our DSLR, too. I used my Diana mini camera with this film and the results are shaky and blury and underexposed, with some accidental double exposures, too, but they capture so well the quality of that day in the forest, as film usually does. One of the rare days when everything seems good and the future full of promises.
Among rainy days and days with things to do, we managed a trip to the forest again. We hoped to find mushrooms, but even with the rain, the soil was too dry and we didn’t find any. But my friend took some plants for our urban garden and we had a really nice walk. I really needed to go out and this forest that is so easy to reach by a bus from the city is a great cure for my anxiety.
The forest is so different each time we visit. This time there were less flowers, but it was so green and full of bird songs and mysterious sounds. It was very windy and the tall trees were moving far, far away in the sky.
This is one of my favorite plants, Geranium robertianum or Herb-Robert, so pretty and also a very efficient remedy for my migraines. My friend brought some of it from the forest some time ago and they thrive in our urban garden.
We looked for a while at the small pond that seems so different now compared to a month ago.
This is a different pond, full of small, white flowers.
Some other flowers and leafs.
And some shaky videos of flowers and windy trees.