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My crayon hydrangea posy sketch is the direct result of being terrorised in my workspace by a huge lurking arachnid! I simply refuse to move any storage boxes to gain access to my painting supplies for fear of disturbing it again!!!!, So, instead, I found a cheap tub of children's crayons, some heavy duty rough cotton artist sheets, grabbed a seam ripper and played instead....:-) My daughter picked these little flowers from our garden as a birthday posy for me which I have since dried, but still keep on my ledge by the kitchen sink, as the colours tone in so well with our duck egg blue kitchen....a colour it acquired from a previous bored moment!!! ;-/

My hydrangea and Lavender posy crayon sketch is the direct result of being terrorised in my workspace by a huge lurking arachnid! I simply refuse to move any storage boxes to gain access to my painting supplies for fear of disturbing it again!!!!, So, instead, I found a cheap tub of children’s crayons, some heavy duty rough cotton artist sheets, grabbed a seam ripper and played instead…. 🙂
My daughter picked these little flowers from our garden as a birthday posy for me which I have since dried, but still keep on my ledge by the kitchen sink, as the colours tone in so well with our duck egg blue kitchen….a colour it acquired from a previous bored moment!!! ;-/

Playing with crayons whilst hiding out from a huge spider which seemingly enjoys playing ‘Hide and seek’ in my workspace!!! It hides…then seeks me out when I least expect it  ;-/! I have even taken to wearing rubber gloves before putting my hands into my fabric and storage boxes…just in case OH, and of course tucking everything into my high boots for good measure!!!

Cheap crayon experimental sketch stage one...with equipment ! Also, I found it really useful to have an old artist brush handy to flick off the little bits as I drew...I'd quite forgotten how messy crayons can be! I might have removed the excess from my picture but now the tiny flecks of wax crayon seem to be welded to my glass worktop ;-( There's my next job...hopefully the scraping and squeaky cleaning won't disturb the big beastie.....

Cheap crayon experimental sketch stage one…with equipment !
Also, I found it really useful to have an old artist brush handy to flick off the little bits as I drew…I’d quite forgotten how messy crayons can be! I might have removed the excess from my picture but now the tiny flecks of wax crayon seem to be welded to my glass worktop ;-( There’s my next job…hopefully the scraping and squeaky cleaning won’t disturb the big beastie…..

As you can see I used a bit of artistic licence and only drew a section of the original dried posy....I hope the coast is clear to get to my watercolour paints soon...though without moving things I will never know ??? If you hear a loud scream in the distance...You'll know it is still here!!!     :-@

As you can see I used a bit of artistic licence and only drew a section of the original dried posy….I hope the coast is clear to get to my watercolour paints soon…though without moving things I will never know ??? If you hear a loud scream in the distance…You’ll know it is still here!!! :-@

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