Friday, August 31, 2012

cat with the cone flowers* - watercolour sketch - Susan Black - inspired by this Bella Foster print

only those who will risk going too far

can possibly find out how far one can go
T. S. Elliot


drawing & painting & bold, confident, loose experimental mark making / learning both Photoshop & Illustrator (sigh - it's about time) in my Surface Design course / so excited & thrilled about this fantastic e-course ! / eating roasted fresh peaches with whipped cream, cukes & cherry tomatoes from our garden & corn on the cob / watching Nurse Jackie - omg !!! rush to your library to check out a season - we're about to begin Season 3 / the warm late August breezes coming in from the ocean & rushing in our open windows / the chocolate brown bedroom - my nest, my haven / zinnias, poppies, sweet peas, nasturtiums, hollyhocks. cosmos & portulaca sending snail mail / the rustle of poplar tree leaves / the smell of Miss Dixon's face / cats in laps & walking with dogs & a handy, handsome prince to boot.

* remember this loose-ish painting/sketch from last summer, I found it yesterday while attempting to clear some space on my computer & decided I must make many more of these - I love it !

happy weekend all


  1. How I love this sketch...and the accompanying quote! You are a busy, talented, creative girl!

    I am so sorry I have been such a bad blogging friend! Even when I get around I don't always leave comments. I apologize for that! Have a sweet Labor Day Weekend!


  2. I could smell the breeze and hear the poplar leaves in you poem/blog. Divine.

    Keep appreciating the now.

  3. This sketch is so lovely Susan, I love the expression on the cat's face and the little birds singing.
    xoxoxo ♡


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