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From My Sketchbook

I have a few new pages from my sketchbook page to share with you today.

sketchbook page sea inspired frame

A new page inspired by my weekly bouquets of fresh cut flowers.

sketchbook page inspired by fresh cut flowersI love doing pages like this, sort of like a diary or journal entry, capturing a day with doodles. I’m hoping to do more like this to document our adventures.

sketchbook page of bradford beach

Just some random doodles throughout the week to keep drawing and filling up a page. I’m working on making more marks, some swirls and flourishes in the open spaces, to really fill up the page.

sketchbook daily doodles

Here are a couple new pages I’m working on right now:

sketchbook lace framing pressed leaves sketchbook sunflower frameHappy drawing!

Terri

Pages From My Sketchbook

I can’t believe August is almost over, which means summer is winding down around here. I illustrated a new theme for my sketchbook page of September doodles – the woods – since we will be hiking more again. I’m excited to fill it with doodles of things and creatures you might find in the woods.

sketchbook page for september doodles

A couple new pages inspired by my weekly bouquets of fresh cut flowers.

sketchbook page fresh cut swirls sketchbook page fresh cut inspiration

Other pages I’m working on these days.

sketchbook page shell frame in progress

sketchbook page: sunflowersHappy drawing!

Terri

From My Sketchbook: Fresh Cut

One of my favorite sketchbooks prompts lately has been to use my weekly bouquet of fresh-cut flowers for inspiration.

Similar to these previous sketchbook pages, I was inspired to draw pom daisies, carnations, alstromeria, and roses from recent bouquets. Then I filled in the corners and crevices with a few of the swirls I love to draw. I am imagining what this illustration will look like with the bright pops of color from the real bouquets which will be a fun surface pattern design.

sketchbook page fresh cut flowers

I have a few more sketchbook pages in process, inspired by signs of spring – ferns, trilliums, feathers, vinca vines, maple tree flower clusters and crab apple tree blossoms.

sketchbook page: trilliums and ferns

In order to fill up more sketchbooks this year, which is on my bucket list for 2015, I’ve been trying to draw a lot more lately. Hope to share more with you soon.

Terri

Fresh-Cut Flowers for Spring

The fresh-cut flowers I bought earlier this week are one of the most beautiful bouquets I’ve ever bought. We’ve had clouds, rain and storms a good part of the week, so these flowers cheer me up, make me think of spring, and brighten my office with pops of color and textures.

fresh cut flowers for April 6

Since I buy a new bouquet frequently (every other week), I finally remember the names of these flowers. Here we have light pink alstroemeria, purple statice, white daisies, lavender daisy mums, a light pink and fuchsia carnations, and fuchsia roses. fresh cut fuchsia roses fresh cut  pink alstromeria fresh cut  purple statice fresh cut  pink carnation fresh cut  lavender pom daisy fresh cut  white daisy

These bouquets include a small variety of flowers, yet offer a cheerful new palette each week, ranging from bright fuchsia, light pink, peach, lavender and purple, whites and hues of green.

fresh cut flowers for April 6Happy Friday to you! Hope you’re out enjoying Spring!

Terri

From My Sketchbook: Fresh Cut Inspiration

One of my latest favorite sketchbooks prompts for the year is to use my weekly bouquet of fresh-cut flowers for inspiration.

These new sketchbook pages were inspired by pom daisies, carnations, alstromeria, and roses from recent bouquets. Then I filled the page with a dramatic spray of leaves and a few of the swirls I love to draw. Next up, I plan to turn these illustrations into new surface patterns, so stay tuned!

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sketchbook page rose and leavesIn order to fill up more sketchbooks this year, which is on my bucket list for 2015, I’ve been trying to sketch more lately. I’m hoping to fill up more sketchbook pages like these with flowers, leaves, flourishes, and other nature-inspired images I see out my window this spring.

Terri

Fresh-Cut Flowers for the Week

The fresh-cut flowers I brought home this week are brightening up my office with new pops of color and textures. Since I buy a new bouquet frequently (almost every week), I’m learning the names of these flowers. Here we have yellow alstroemeria, yellow daisies, a pink carnation, a peach rose and more pink daisies.

fresh cut flowers for the week

fresh cut yellow Alstroemeria

fresh cut  yellow daisies

fresh cut pink daisies

pink carnation

peach roseThis bouquet includes a small variety of flowers, yet offers a new palette of colors with green, soft pink, bright peach, and yellow – great for the soul during the dormant winter months and great for drawing inspiration!

Terri

From My Sketchbook: Inspired by Fresh Cut

In order to fill up more sketchbooks, which is on my bucket list for 2015, I’m having fun coming up with new drawing prompts, so I’ve been trying to sketch A LOT more lately.

sketchbook fresh cut daisy

One of my latest favorite prompts for the year is to use my weekly bouquet of fresh-cut flowers for inspiration. This page was inspired by the daisies in my current bouquet.  Is it okay to say that I really love how this turned out?!fres hcut daisy

I also did a fun page of just a fishnet mesh pattern that might make a great background surface design layered with some larger designs in front.

sketchbook fishnet background

I recently started a new job, so I’ve only had time to finish a couple new sketchbook pages this week. I have a couple more new pages started, inspired by a carnation and pom daisy, so I hope to finish those over the weekend.

Time just slips away when I’m working in my sketchbook, which continues to be one of my favorite things to do! I’m on a roll so I’m just going to keep going.

Terri

This Week’s Fresh-Cut Flowers

This week’s fresh-cut flowers are definitely brightening up my office with soft and bold pops of color and textures. Since I try to buy a new bouquet every week, I thought it would be fun to finally learn the names of these flowers.

fresh cut flowers

I really love these lime green daisy poms which seem to end up in every bouquet I purchase. I haven’t had any of the purple statice flowers in awhile. And a pink carnation is always a sweet addition with its layers of ruffles.

lime green pom daisy

purple statice

pink green purple flowersThe alstroemeria (Peruvian lily) flowers come in such a wide variety of colors, yet this white version is as lovely as any.

Alstroemeria flower pink daisies

Two of the pink daisies were broken off so I saved them by putting them in a tiny dish filled with water.

pink daisiesThis bouquet includes a small variety of flowers, yet packs a punch with the soft pink, bright fuchsia, purple, and lime green – great for the soul and for drawing inspiration!

Terri

Notes From the Office: Fresh-Cut Flowers

I’ve been wanting to share with you the fresh-cut flowers I’ve had in my home office lately. They brighten up my office, especially on days that are overcast and gloomy.

fresh cut flowers for fall

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I brought home three packages of gerbera daisies recently from the greenhouse where my mom works. The sales staff was going to throw away these daisies because they couldn’t sell them anymore. They only lasted about a week so maybe they weren’t as fresh anymore. But I’m not picky!

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This next bouquet lasted over two weeks before I had to replace them with the above fresh finds.

fresh cut flowers

It turns out having weekly fresh-cut flowers also provides wonderful inspiration and drawing reference, especially this time of year when nature in my yard is slowing down and going dormant for the upcoming winter months.

fresh cut flowers in green fresh cut flowers in yellow fresh cut flowers in red-yellow fresh cut flowers in red

I was happy to learn that a local grocery store sells fresh-cut flowers for a great price and a great selection. It’s such a treat to have flowers on my desk these days!

Terri