Drawing Queen Anne's Lace In Winter

I’m drawing Queen Anne’s Lace with 18 inches of snow on the ground, and it feels wonderful. I forget about how cold it is and how long it is until Spring as I sculpt each flower and shade each feathery patch of foliage.

It’s a very simple scene of my mailbox surrounded by Queen Anne’s Lace, with a fence, a field, a line of trees, and a moody sky above, but the intricate mosaic of Lace and leaves is taking a very long time to draw. I enjoy drawing each section in phases, bringing it into clearer focus with each step. I feel like a snail feeling my way up, over, and down each stem, leaf, and flower.

I think that’s the way this scene should be drawn and I hope people can sense the slow blooming love I’ve put into each stroke. After this piece is done, I want to place it in a loving home like I would a kitten or a puppy. Maybe I’ll put an ad in the paper, “Tenderly Created Art, very reasonably priced to the right home. Interview required.”

About Carol

I'm an artist, an accidental author, and lover of life. I grew up in Yorktown, Indiana, and I've been writing (and drawing) this website since 1999.
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