Shouldn't that be holly? Well, you know how the song goes. Many of you are probably in full prep mode, what with Thanksgiving last week, (best wishes to my American friends if you are tuning in) and Christmas just round the corner. Here at Squirrel HQ there has been much activity orientated around the kitchen, cakes, puddings, stuffing, you name it i've baked or cooked it, (keep an eye on my next post for something completely different but festive!!). Oh yes and don't even get me started on present buying. Let's all applaud the blessed Internet!
Project-wise, I took a leaf, (ahem, pardon the pun) out of Rebecca's, (Flora Symbolica) book and decided to tackle a Holly and Ivy study. Rebecca produced a gorgeous colour pencil study earlier this month, and even added the lyrics to get us in festive mood. It was inspiration enough to get me rummaging about in the garden again. I really do think that this is the only time of year that ivy is a welcome sight. Normally I am trying to untangle it from my apple trees.
You may notice the lack of holly in this one. Well, the berries have not appeared on my holly so I have had to improvise, hence the change of title. Yes, it's those rosehips again! Last one, I promise.
|Initial drawing, shown with a darker, HB outline|