Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Lovely Poppies

I just noticed that my last post was my 100th one. If I'd realised before I would have made more of an effort.

Well once again life's been extremely hectic. Just taken part in a show with my dance school, which was crazy, fun, exhausting and a little bit sad for reasons I won't bore you with!

Had an hour at my studio this morning and did this with my new Ecoline inks...

I like using them - need more practice though. This woman has been filed away in my mind for a few days now. I saw her on the bus and I felt sorry for her - she looked really frail and kind of lonely. But then the bus went past a field with some patches of poppies in. Her face absolutely lit up and she said to herself, "Oh, lovely poppies!"

It was lovely to see - and it made me think, why should I have felt sorry for her and assumed she was unhappy just because she's old, when she clearly takes pleasure from the simple things in life...something we should all do I reckon.


Bella Sinclair said...

Dear Liz,

I love your whimsical and adorable art! Your drawings make me smile and bring me to a happy place.

I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful and warm comment on my blog earlier this summer. Your kind words have helped me heal.

I wish you the best of luck at university!


john @ badgers said...

I am pleased that you have noted that old is not old it is only age wrapped up in a wrinkly parcel, I speak from personal experience of which there is much under cover of a plain brown wrapper.
I have just heard (aged ramble) that the ice cap is melting faster than previously thought. This they say will affect about a quarter of the population, by my reconning that will be just above the knees, so be prepared and buy your long wellies now.
X john @ badgers.