Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Walk Two Hundred and Eighty – Feeling ill

teasle
Last night I started a rotten cold, sore throat and fluey symptoms, so I picked this up on my walk back and forth over the woodland park and drew it in the comfort and warmth of home.

200mm x 145mm sepia pen in cartridge sketchbook

11 Comments:

Blogger Hashi said...

This is so pretty. I'm sorry you're not feeling well.

12:15 am  
Anonymous rachel said...

I hope you feel better soon

Take lots of vitamin c and rest

Rachel

1:25 am  
Blogger Glyn Watkins said...

You see this poem


There was a young lady of Herts
Who had a big dose of the smarts
But with advice for her good
Her head became wood
And she worked with aches in all of her parts

That's you that is! Instead of drawing in warmth and comfort, how about staying in bed?

8:46 am  
Blogger Penny said...

Feel better soon my friend. I like the limerick too. But what is it that you have drawn? a teasel of just a dried up thistle head?

9:40 am  
Blogger Alison said...

beautifully done - they look so dead and straw like. I hope you can get a bit of extra rest.

11:20 am  
Blogger Lin said...

INCREDIBLE detail!!!! GORGEOUS! Winter plant life (or the remnants) is so neglected, I am so delighted to see these here!

1:41 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks for all your good wishes. Ha ha Glyn love the limerick and those were the days long before children when I could stay in bed when feeling ill. Penny I'm not sure what it is, but it looked good to draw.

6:25 pm  
Blogger Glyn Watkins said...

It is a teasel. The heads were used in Bradford to raise the nap of wool cloth before cutting. They were grown in the Somerseat Levels and at the high of the wool trade were an immensely profitable crop. It is also semi carnivorous. The leaves trap water around the stem, insects often drown in that, and the plant absorbs nitrogen when they decay.

10:17 pm  
Blogger alteredtome said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

I found your blogs about a week ago and have so enjoyed them. I am slowly working my way through your "walks". I sketch everyday and walk our dog everyday but haven't combined the two.

Chris

12:34 am  
Anonymous Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

It's glorious, Julie, but I hope you feel better! I just took a month to get over something similar so DO take care of yourself if you can, with all your other responsibilities!

2:21 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Chris, welcome - if you want to combine the two Katherine Tyrell came up with a greta name for it - sketchercise.
Thanks Kate I really appreciate your kind comments.

8:47 pm  

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