Illustrious orchid, harbinger of spring, Your spectacular beauty sings! A tonic to my eyes, a spiritual lift Is your communication to me.
I have always admired the beauty of the poppy, and am intrigued that such a soft, delicate, flower has wreaked havoc and death in peoples lives by the opium produced from the seeds. The flower is also a symbol of remembrance of 20 million deaths in the first world war.
I recently went on a road trip and took my trusted box of felt tip pens and a small drawing pad. Sunflowers and Stars was the result.
We have moved into spring, and usually at this stage of the season here in the Lowveld of South Africa it is already quite hot, this year the weather has for the most part been kind and cool with soaking drizzle every few days. Coming out of six months of various stages of lock down,... Continue Reading →
I experiment quite a bit with art and thought I’d give cross-hatching a try. It is something I am familiar with, having practiced it a lot when I did a drawing course years ago, however, I never kept up with it. I started with a simple pen drawing, keeping it neat and tidy as pen... Continue Reading →
Like I said, I am feeling 'Spring Silly'. I know I am not the only one, it affects the best of us! I love spring. I could jump and shout, and go on and on about this crazy season, but I won't! BUT I did do some crazy stuff with my spring photographs. Just for... Continue Reading →
I am a flower fanatic and never miss an opportunity to photograph a flower. I have taken hundreds of pics of flowers and no doubt, will take hundreds more. Macro flowers require a little more focusing and concentration, but determination overcomes all the obstacles associated with macro photography. The Glory Bower, above left and right,... Continue Reading →