a remembering


I was just going to bed when a very strong image came into my head so I had to try and catch it in a sketch to use later.  Many memories of places that I loved back in Cumbria will spring up like that, especially if I've spent time walking and slowly absorbing the area.  Hawthorn and Blackthorn hedges can be amazing when they're well established with their twisted and gnarled trunks and spikey tips, particularly the really old ones that have become derelict and open... boundries that once were, scratching posts for sheep and imaginary gateways into other worlds for small children.

Like I say this is just a sketch but my minds eye has it differently so there is further work to be done :)

5 comments:

Julie Shackson said...

Wonderful to see such strong impression from memory........beautiful lines!

The Happy Apple said...

Simply, and utterly, gorgeous.

Helen Cowans said...

Lovely "sketch". Looks pretty good to me as it is

Gina said...

It's a super sketch!

MargaretR said...

This is already finished Helen. Make more by all means, but for me, this is perfect.