I've found that taking brief breaks from the blogging world every now and again is really refreshing, and after another fortnight away from the blog, I feel really relaxed and have been able to focus on some things going on in my life right now, but I'm ready to come back and catch up with everyone, so I hope you've all been well and I promise I'll get around to leave comments on everyone's blogs as soon as I can.
While I've been away I've been doing lots of drawing and painting, as well as some more autumnal crafts and with the onset of October (can you believe it's a whole fortnight away now?!) I've already got my Halloween crafter mindset on and am excited to get creating! In the meantime, I've been practising my sketching skills and I'm a little obsessed with egrets at the moment; their plumage is just so pretty! So when I sat down to draw last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
They're such elegant birds, and my favourite thing about them is their characteristic plumage which extends from the tops of their heads - makes them look very flash I think!
(I also love the fact the little green butterfly - which is already printed on the paper - fits into the page so well!)
These kinds of quick sketches are really fun to do as I find them both relaxing and it's another way to practise new skills and eventually get better, as many people say, the more you do something, the better you get at it!
I hope you've all been well and had a good start to the week!