Last week my husband and son went camping up to the place in Maine where my husband works. It's a glorious place -- with lots of woodland creatures, streams, dirt roads, trails to explore.....
And treasure to find.
oh, and did I mention wild flowers to pick?
I had a lot of work to catch up on so I only spent Wednesday and Thursday with them. It was a long almost 3 hour drive -- and I was tired from staying up late and getting up early. When I arrived at the campsite (exhausted and ready for a nap I might add) on Wednesday morning I found my sweetest boy standing near a table filled with old bottles.
And each old bottle was filled with a different wild flower.
What a treat -- and boy does he know the way to his Mama's heart.
While we sat around the fire I dug out my sketch book -- two of them actually -- this is from my Art Journal Sketch Book - and drew all of the pretty flowers. Since I"m trying hard to break the pencil habit I used a new Close to my Heart Grey Marker. Which -- is perfect the substitute for a pencil. Almost like working with a pencil -- only you can't erase.
I had a little bit of time over the weekend so I added some color with my Koi watercolors. I just love the way this turned out. And really, it is so much more than a sketch to me since my sweet boy was so thoughtful. Every time I see this group of sketches and photos I'll remember how sweet and thoughtful he is -- and he's only 12.
Oh, and my husband cleaned the outhouse for me. That was just as thoughtful since it apparently was disgusting before I arrived, LoL!
Thanks guys, you sure do know how to make a gal feel special!
That's all for today -- have a great day and thanks for stopping by!