Flower-A-Day Thumbnails

I haven’t been very good at keeping up with my drawing practice lately. I have been catching up on lots of other creative projects, so I feel like I’m ready to pick up my sketchbook and pencil again.

Remember when I shared with you the start of my flower-a-day page of thumbnails? I finally finished it! Let me tell you, it feels so good to finish this page.

I’m planning to continue working on drawing more everyday objects, which I find quite challenging and relaxing.


  • Lovely flower drawings, Terri! Thanks for sharing your progress! Have you tried to not draw the outlines of images, but start with the negative space? That’s an interesting process for a drawing… you should give it a try!

    🙂 Hope you have a great day! I have today off, so I’m going to enjoy it!!

    • Thanks Shari! It was a fun exercise to just practice doing small thumbnail sketches of flowers in our gardens. But I do love the way it turned out as a full page.I have drawn images with just the negative space, which is a cool effect. In a couple of my drawing classes last year, we practiced that technique with pastel paper and white charcoal. I shared some of those drawings here: https://terrisnotebook.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/heightened-drawings/It's my day off too, so I’m going to soak up all the beautiful fresh air I can! And then work on a couple art projects. And maybe bake some cookies too.~Terri

  • OH how I love that flower a day project you did!!! Right up my alley of interests! As you know I LOVE flowers and learning about them:)

    Come by my blog to give me your opinion on which color palette I should use for my next quilt(please!)?

  • This page is great! It really is nice to see a bunch of images all on one page, rather on different pages. You get a very nice feel for the variety. Great idea!

  • It looks great – I love the way some of the flowers are spilling out of their boxes. Hope you manage to keep up with your sketching during your breaks and having fun doing so.

  • Terri, that is really beautiful page and I see here also lovely fabric!
    xxx Teje

  • I LOVE black and white flowers!! Strange, I know, but I do love ’em. The little details in each one give every flower such a distinct personality…beautiful!

  • Your flowers are wonderful. Keep up your drawing! I said it before and I will say it again….I are talented!!! 🙂 I clicked on your link to see the other drawings. Really good.

  • Dearest sweet terri, so happy to hear that your creative drawing mojo is back! I am loving your gorgeous flowers! So so beautiful! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  • Hello Terri,

    Just beautiful, your mojo was there all the time. You could turn these into a small stitchery hanging.
    Happy creating.

  • Wow, Terri! Your page is great! It looks beautiful and you are quite talented. I like Bev’s idea of turning it into a stitchery or something!

    Love the cover of your sketchbook, too. 🙂

  • Love these flowers…I keep thinking how wonderful they would look transferred to fabric!

  • Love your notebook and the flower thumbnails. I think it would make a perfect stitchy project too. 🙂

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