Perhaps there is hope for me, I have been released from my pear obsession, only to be overtaken by leaves!!! There honestly is no hope for me………I am a bower bird destined to create from the beauty I see in things.
We had an extended family BBQ yesterday at a local reserve & it was intolerably windy. My job was to sheild the babie’s faces from the grit & bits flying around as lunch was being cooked & sorted. (with 3 babies in the extended family, under 7 months old, we need ‘baby minders’ LOL!!! Needless to say, I am always a willing volunteer)
Serendipidously, a gorgeous coloured gum leaf, with rich russet & wine tones blew onto the picnic rug. OF COURSE, I was instantly captivated (gosh, listen to me…….. I was complaining about a messy husband last week………I sound like a loony!! LOL!!)……..SO the hunt was on!! I started a ‘leaf expedition’, there were 7 adults & 9 children ranging from 3 – 14 looking for interesting leaves for me to paint!!! It was a bit like a congo line, people kept asking us what we had lost!@!! So for better or worse, here is my first attempt at a leaf………..the green one on the bottom is a bit wierd, but it does look like that in life………….it probably needs a magical touch from Abby or Jenene or Julia. (can’t wait to see you girls!) Ab says I need them grounded, however, I think if I fiddle with them trying to create a shadow, I’ll just stuff them up……….so they are ‘floating leaves’, just how the first one found me! LOL!! there are some family pics below.
here’s some pics from yesterday…….Princess ‘L’ in her requisite sunnies, Toby Caleb hangin’ with Grandad, our eldest daughter ‘Cole & Princess ‘L’ & Toby all tuckered out after a big afternoon.