Friday, 10 April 2009


My art friend Sandra from Norwich city came over the other day for old fashioned sandwich and cake tea before going on up to Mundesley for the NOVA monthly meeting. To my surprise she brought me a gift of an Indian hand made sketchbook with hand made paper for my doodles. The cover front and back as above - aren't they scrumptious colours.???

So my first thought was bright and beautiful own designed butterflies ( not a patch on nature) to send you all wishes for A HAPPY EASTER, as we have been seeing our usual English peacocks, cabbage white (yellow) and red admirals already - and an enormous, noisy bumble bee flew into the sunroom the other day... so summer's here ... well beautfiul Spring anyway.

Here are left and right double spread pages - all very childlike but that's how I am feeling on this sunny Good Friday

pen, inktense pencils and a little water
If you click to enlarge you will see a caterpillar and a dragonfly in more detail.

Silly aren't they but hope they cheer your day until the real ones come to your garden.


RHCarpenter said...

Not silly at all! Lovely, bright colors do make one happy :) I like seeing the texture in this - such fun to play that up when you sketch in this new book.
Happy Easter!

shicat said...

Lovely sketch book with a beautiful cover. Adorable,happy butterflies and creatures.Happy spring!

Angela said...

They're beautiful - and, yes, very cheery!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You are all so kind at my mad effort of creating butterflies in my mind. They are such amazing creatures and bring a big smile to the heart as they flit here and there amongst the garden flowers. Isnt nature wonderful. No wonder I studied natural history.

Margaret Ann said...

What whimsical delights these are! Love the exhuberant joy of them! Happy Easter and spring to you! :)

Cathy Gatland said...

Your butterflies are charming, and what a gorgeous sketchbook - Happy Easter!

Robert A Vollrath said...

So much fun. All adults should try to draw like a child once a month:)