Local Heart, Global Soul

September 13, 2014

Stashed All Ready …And Waiting To Be Inspired

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Regular readers will know that I love patterns, and not only that, that I love patterns in the strangest of places: street stones, drain covers and tiles to name just a few.

This post is pure indulgence for myself: it’s also a reference “inspiration”  file for my future drawing efforts because I used to be able to draw trees really well and now that I’ve not been drawing for years and years I’m struggling with a subject I once found easy.

Olive trees are amazing, there are so many shapes and so much texture to their trunks, some are truly bent and twisted, contorted with age and they are a pattern lovers dream.

I used to be able to draw leaves better too, so there are a few inspiration photographs of those too.

That the  moment the strong morphine based pain relief I’m on for my foot injury affects my  concentration levels badly, so of course does pain so I rarely draw now, but I  live in hope that better times are ahead in my recovery and when that moment arrives my inspiration files will be ready and waiting here on my blog and all I will have to do is open these posts and pick up my pens. On Greece’s the Pelion peninsular in the village of Platania the oranges and olives are already starting to ripen and some are already for picking. All the colours and textures are recorded … so in the meantime I am building up my inspiration files,  need a photograph of gnarled tree bark? Plenty here to choose from…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

6 Comments »

  1. Liking pattern is something we share.

    Comment by lulu — September 13, 2014 @ 1:58 pm | Reply

    • Ditto that, and also detail…I’m a sucker for an interesting detail, like a tile roof line or a carving on an old building.

      Comment by Carrie — September 15, 2014 @ 2:26 am | Reply

      • Carrie,
        I’m delighted to find that I’m not the only one who loves patterns, textures and detail… yeaaaah!!!!

        Comment by kiwidutch — October 4, 2014 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

    • Lulu,
      You love weaving so many a beautiful pattern there!

      Comment by kiwidutch — October 4, 2014 @ 10:27 pm | Reply

  2. I love these old gnarled tree trunks.

    Comment by Elaine - I used to be indecisive — September 13, 2014 @ 10:43 pm | Reply

    • Elaine,
      Some of the twists and turns in the tree trunks had to be seen to be believed, and how old are some of them too? centuries, maybe even millennia…

      Comment by kiwidutch — October 4, 2014 @ 10:24 pm | Reply


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