Saturday, April 29, 2006

Walk Five – Tree trunk




A bit more time today, because darling Robin took Xavier to his friend Sam’s birthday party. I spotted a few things on my walk that I’ll be able to draw very quickly when the weather is freezing. Best to prepare myself for when this challenge gets really challenging. As it is, I was frozen by the time I finished this drawing, and poor Rufus really couldn’t understand why his mistress was sitting down half way through a walk when there were all those exciting smells to be enjoyed.

11 Comments:

Blogger Lin said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

10:08 pm  
Blogger Jen said...

Hi Julie - what a fantastic idea!! Well done. I love your drawings and this tree is especially expressive. I hope that you meet your goals - your fitness level is sure to improve as well as you drawing skills which are already substantial. I really admire what you are doing!
Jen

10:59 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

Julie -- I was telling my husband about this idea and he thought it was a great one! My mile (plus) actually involves walking around the block a couple of times -- but since the whole neighborhood is woodsy, there are enough goodies along the way to pick up and see to give it a try. I'm going to go pick up one of the small Moleskines either tomorrow or Monday -- so I'll be with you!
:-)

12:23 am  
Blogger mw said...

That is one gorgeous tree. I love the old knotty limbs and gentle colors.

2:31 am  
Blogger Hashi said...

You have such a way with lines ... I am in awe. I also really admire that you've taken on in this challenge when you live in a place that so often has inclement weather. Here in southern California it's really never a problem to spend an hour outdoors at some point during the day. So, goodonyamate (as we Aussies say).

5:14 am  
Blogger Sue said...

Julie, love, LOVE, love your tre- mendous tree! I'm so tempted to join you. What a fantastic idea you've run with here. I have very little confidence in myself to keep up but your year I'll follow gladly.

6:32 am  
Blogger Alison said...

I'll join you, Julie, from Canberra Australia. I have made a new blog for this http://fivekradius.blogspot.com starting tomorrow. Great idea.
Alison

1:17 pm  
Blogger Katherine said...

Didn't it get cold on Saturday? Lovely tree - I'm blogrolling you and highlighting your blog on mine tomorrow. Have I signed up yet? Well............no, not quite.

1:06 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Lin you keep me going with your comments.
Jen thanks so much
Alison and Linda I'm sorting out the links this evening to add you to the one-milers
Mw, the original really caught my eye
Hashi you are lucky - but I suppose sometimes it's too hot to walk!
Sue please join us.
Katherine YES, I hope you do sign up, you have such lovely work.

7:23 pm  
Blogger Cin said...

just beautiful!

2:57 pm  
Blogger Jim said...

again, another very nice painting. Curious, did the tree really have a green tint to it, or was that just use of artistic license? either way, nice job!

8:14 pm  

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