Nature Journal Winter Life

#Backyardexplorer is the first of the pines I intend to observe around my home. I am drawn to winter at this time. This particular Hemlock is one my husband planted. His love of the hemlock and all things trees comes from a father figure, he’s gone home too soon, and working with this amazing man in his nursery. This is one of many on our property. So we see him all around us through the trees.  ( not one bit of this I journaled 🤦‍♀️…gonna need to add!)

I brought in a sprig of pine to work from. Using a # pigmamicron 005 to draw most of it. I used a.01 ( heavier line) in areas that I wanted to make appear closer. A little perspective trick. 
Recorded some weather, and other little facts I like to track. Go with what interests you or simply date it.
These pens are waterproof so if I want to come back and add some watercolor, I can. Colored pencils to are always a good, flexible option.

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Susan Walker creates bright, bold, encouraging mixed media acrylic paintings. Custom paintings and pet portraits. Conducts,drawing, Twisted line,travel sketching for mixed media paint & sip classes for adults and children as well as many others at her location or yours.She works in her home studio while sharing it with family and fellow creatures: Lucy the beagle, Pickles the once independent city slicker, 6 koi, 3 uninvited but welcomed frogs in their pond. Here you can follow along in her life as an artist & business owner in her daily life as a mother,wife. Mixed media is her medium of choose,building up layers of paint, texture, stamping and just about anything else lending to the topic. She enjoys the whispers of encouraging words in her art. Inspiring words can be the focus or whispers among the images she draws and paints. She feels the world around us is filled with criticism and pressure where our own thoughts and being gets forgotten. Sometimes she states encouragement and inspiration boldly as the focus of the piece or just under the surface and among the layers for the discerning eye to discover. Susan continues to work with pen/ink and watercolor using them in her art and in her almost daily sketchbook journals. Can see more of my work : FAN PAGE:

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