I am scared of a pencil… or maybe it is the paper.
I have wanted to do botanical sketching for years now.
I have pencils. I have sketch books.
I have props and prompts.
I cannot seem to get started.
I have even read books about sketching and online programs.
I am going to look at the books again.
and maybe doodle on the paper.
I may even color in a coloring book.
Maybe if I just sit around holding the pencil
something will happen.
I found another treasure yesterday.
Rare Treasures from the Library of the Natural History Museum.
DO NOT ROLL YOUR EYES!
It is NOT just a book.
It is a book of art about art in a box with art. JACKPOT!
There are thirty-six , 10 x 13 prints of famous paintings.
I have studied many of these works for years in my reading about plant hunters and their rare finds.
I feel like I have the whole world in my hands.
And now they are MINE…ALL MINE!
There are enough prints in here to cover every wall in this house with beauty.
Art with a story behind it.
The who, the what, the when and the where.
It cost $19.95.
SEE…. I did win the lottery. Sort of.