Daily Paper Prompt #28 Garden Sketching

August has just flown by and we haven’t participated in any of Daisy Yellow’s Daily Paper Prompts – until now, that is. Prompt #28 is to go out into the garden and sketch what you see. And we did just that.

Here’s Waif and his muddy knees observing some flowers and stones:

waif sketching in the garden

And here are his sketches:

garden sketch waif 2garden sketch waif 1

Gman assesses the progress of his sketching:

gman assesses sketch

And here’s his finished sketchbook page:

garden sketch gman

For me, this assignment was somewhat bittersweet. I enjoyed sketching, and found curling and decaying leaves and flowers to be particularly gratifying to sketch…but it did all feel like rather a reminder that summer is, indeed, all but over :-(. Here’s my page:

garden sketch mama

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14 thoughts on “Daily Paper Prompt #28 Garden Sketching

  1. Janet says:

    Looks like a fun assignment for the boys…and for you, too. Lovely sketches. For me, summer isn’t over yet. We’ll have at least another month of summer weather.

  2. vivjm says:

    It was fun, thanks Janet! Here in England we have had to consider half a dozen sunny days to be summer 😉

  3. Seb says:

    the sketches are all very cool

  4. gypsy999 says:

    Lovely work, a lovely experience in the garden, and remember that all seasons have something interesting going on in the garden… just summer best of all.

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks Tammy. Yes, what you say is true about the garden. I actually love some of the architectural types of plants that are at their best in the winter.

  5. stitchnmaille says:

    Lovely sketching – and so awesome that you could get your kids involved 🙂 Always good to share and have some company when you’re sketching – the one thing I miss about college art classes.

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks! I like to get the boys involved while they are still willing participants – it’s a lovely shared experience, sketching together.

  6. I love that you got out there with the children!! I snuck away for some moment’s peace to do mine!! 🙂

  7. Another lovely journal prompt. Have I mentioned before that I love the creativity that you inspire in your family??????

  8. Terrific! If your young artist would like to post this work or other work, he’s welcome to submit images to http://www.portraitofagirlandherart@gmail.com.
    Email is posted. You’ve got a great blog!

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