Drawing of a doorway detail, Jedburgh Abbey, Scotland
In school, I was never very good at history, I always managed to only pass by the skin of my teeth. I had the hardest time following the syllabus. Whenever I came across an era that I liked, I researched, read and dove in, completely ignoring everything else that was being taught in the classroom. The good thing about being a grown up is that now I can continue to do that without the pressure of grades. I also don’t have to stick to just books, I can now travel to places of historic interest as well. I love prehistory, archaeology and ruins. That took me to Scotland twice.
Drawing of a stone relief, Iona Abbey, Scotland
I recently started drawing again after a long hiatus. I missed the scratching sound of pencil on paper too much. I went through my Scotland photos and picked out a few to draw. In the evening after a long day, it’s wonderfully relaxing to revisit the places through drawing while listening to some comforting old TV show or movie. I think these drawings would make nice embroidery designs too.
I could not have done these drawings without my trusty camera. I made the SLR camera pattern many months ago and never got around to making it. My friend Amanda recently made this pillow from that pattern. I squealed in joy when I saw the picture. I LOVE the way she quilted it. I already told her that I am going to copy that quilting design when I make my quilted camera.