The fuchsias are doing well in the garden. For many years I have had one or two in the garden...perhaps up to five different varieties. Down in Somerset they seem to flourish. When Izzi came to visit, on our travels to the post box to post cards to her friends, and all around, we admired the many types embellishing front gardens and hanging baskets.
Back home, we had a tour of the garden and of course picked a few rather lovely blooms.
Whilst Izzi was with us, she had of course, access to Grandma's best art pencils..her favourite for the moment are my Derwent Inktense pencils..and a little pot of water and paintbrush. Izzi soon learnt that the best results needed clean water, and changed the water regularly. I very much left her to her own devices during periods when I knew she needed some quiet, and it also gave me time to get lunch or dinner sorted out. Three of the fuchsia blooms have been committed to paper.
and I love this 'botanical' drawing.