This week's APR (theme: Botanical) seems like the perfect time to finally christen my first Moleskine sketchbook with a botanical drawing. Since the Hostas that we brought with us when we moved started blooming/growing again I've been hankering to draw up a bushel of Hosta leaves. That's what my first botanical pages in my Moleskine are going to be. I really do love Hostas, they're about my very favorite plant. I love their myriad green colors. Their leaves range from bright limey green to deep blue-green, and don't forget the creamy edges for a bit of interest!
The above is what I'd wrote a week ago, preparing to happily draw up my hosta leaves. So much for plans. I ended up going in for a doctor's appointment on Friday (to fulfill some prescriptions that needed re-upping) and picking up a cold from someone. Grrr, I've been down for the count since mid-Saturday. I have asthma and terrible breathing difficulty when I have a cold so I've just been so tired and under the weather that I didn't get time to draw up my pretty hosta. *sigh*. What is it they say about the best laid plans??
So, instead of showing you a gorgeous line drawing highlighting the beauty and form of the hosta leaf, I'm going to once again, show my favorite Hosta painting. This painting proved to me that I could truly create something beautiful. I still even have that exact hosta plant, sitting on my balcony. I love that plant. :o)