I'm a nature lover and a keen gardener and when I encountered this beautiful quote while surfing on the internet, I immediately knew I wanted to do something with it! When I make an illustration like this, in my sketchbook, I always start drawing a few small details in pencil, tracing the outlines with my fineliner and filling in the background, all with the same fine pigment liner. I never have a plan set out in advance, so I just draw and make it up as I go, and each decision I make creates a kind of set of rules to follow.
Dear Joke, Instagram has led me to your beguiling blog, which I am reading through with pleasure from the other side of the world (Tasmania). I note that you are a keen gardener, while I am not, though I do like being in gardens. So I would say that I do not cultivate my garden but nonetheless it cultivates me, as I am always better for spending time in it. Thank you for sharing your ideas and work. It is such a pleasure to see. With warm good wishes, Robyn
Hi Robyn, so nice to have some reaction from the other side of the world! How I wish I would live there instead of this rainy cold country which is Belgium. I was born on the wrong side of the globe :) But the positive point is that we have nice gardens because of the rain, a small comfort! Have a nice day, here in Bruges it is 10 o'clock in the morning,
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