Sunday, June 25, 2006

trees at the zoo

I am home from Melbourne, had a lovely time with children and grand children. On Thursday we baby sat so took them to the zoo, at 6 and 9 they are pretty full on! So not really any time to sit and sketch but at lunch time it rained so we had lunch in an indoor bistro and I got out my paints and big sketch book which they used and I pulled out my tiny moleskine and using a pencil sketched in the trees in a garden bed I could just see through the rain and across the room. So one evergreen conifer and some deciduous trees, I have no idea what they were, and the hedges that surrounded them. Remember it is mid winter here.
I walked everyday, but walking with the children was an excercise in itself so lots of photos from which I hope to do a few things that look like the beach and area. A lovely area with the beach just at the end of the block and an interesting back way through with very exclusive houses.
It was school holidays so no rest for grandparents! Now I am home not much rest either as the house was a mess when I left and I couldnt bear it when I got home so I have been cleaning and washing.


Alison said...

looks like grey melbourne. Thanks for your comments on my blog - I am really enjoying this project

Julie Oakley said...

I'm so glad you had a good time. I'm amazed that you managed to get your sketchbook out at all! But what a great thing for the Grandkids to see.