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I did my last sketch here in SC, this morning – a handful of Gerbera daisies in a jug. Their bright, vibrant colour, strong, upright stems and big, hearty flowers remind me of my mother who was as gracious and wonderfully spirited as these beauties. After I sketched them, I thought it would be a perfect goodbye to SC.
Done in pencil and WC on HP Fabriano WC paper, 23 x 30.5cm (9 x 12″)
I am leaving for MY HOME!! on Thursday and my spirits are high. I’ve enjoyed my stay here in SC, but I miss the embrace of my home, the smell of my wooden floors, the touch of the old stone under my fingers, the squeeking of the bathroom door. I miss the warm bodies of my cats, the calling for their food in the morning. I miss the sunsets on the Loire and I miss the early morning rustling noise of the birds in the trees. I miss my studio and I miss my friends. I miss my croissants and I miss my garden.
I am ready to go home.