delving into the sketchbook

I had forgotten how enjoyable it is to sketch, the tree series that I unearthed  yesterday came from quite a large series of work which only very few did I take any further.  I remember spending a week at the Krishnamurti centre, such a tranquil place to stay, to read all his teachings, watch his talks and generally just chill.  After lunch I would take myself upstairs to my room, retrieve my sketchbook and spend hours each day putting pencil to paper………  Spent many a weekend here.  Oh and one of my cut paper trees

 

 

sketching

sitting in the sunshine today, cooked myself some breakfast out here in the fresh air;sketch book open it began…….. first, looking onto the abundant fig tree inspired the shapes, , serpents began to apear, writhing snakes……  Mmm what do these mean?

serpents complete 9.aug.13 serptent beginnings

Dream State

yesterday I bought myself an amazing hand made book all about the night life of trees.  Each page hand screen printed with the most exquisitely detailed drawings in blue, white, turqoise, green all on black paper.

today in my doodlings my unconcious mind was trying to connect with those trees I am sure, all about the seeds we plant, how they incubate in the darkness and one can see in sketch that they are taking shape, little buds still slumbering in their dream state.  Dreaming of who they are to become.

Think I would love to make a beautiful book like the one I bought, not sure how to go about it.  Guess will have to learn some book making skills !