Monday, March 19, 2007

Kaiki or reeds

These are the local reeds that are growing in the dam and I picked some on my walk and brought them home to draw. they look and sound fantastic en masse when the wind is blowing.
the local tribe here call them Kaiki but we just tend to call them reeds, John tells me thay are actually of the bamboo family.
I think I have a mark on the scanner as that blob is not on the paper.
Done with a pencil on a rougher paper than normal.
We are off early tomorrow so will be on the Gold Coast in Queensland by lunch time.
The cat has gone to the cattery, I am packed except for the last few bits and pieces.
I can get the blogs with the laptop but dont think I can scan so I will be reading, the photos I can unoad but they will go on the back valley seasons blog. That is if I have time!
Lots to go on I hope when I get home.


Jill said...

Hi penny
thanks for your comment - my first ever!
i love your sketches. Have you tried to air brush over the blob using the simple 'paint' programme? I use the eyedropper tool to select the background paper colour and then spray can over the blob. Apologies if you already know this. I hope it is useful.
I played with my photos of poppy heads today and turned them into psycadelic colourful images which i love. i hope you like them.
have a good break.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Have a lovely holiday Penny. You sure do need a break from your very busy life on the farm.
Interesting drawing and information. Maybe look it up on the web sometime. Your posts have so much variety about the details of your farm and area.

Alison said...

Have a lovely holiday. Lots of play and frolicing.

Julie Oakley said...

I hope you're having a lovely holiday – I'd love to be there - it's blooming freezing at the moment here.