Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday Sketches


Do you remember scribbling when you were a child? Or, better yet, getting accused of scribbling by another child who thought they were cool?

As an art therapist, I am aware of scribbling as the first stage of artistic development for a child. It is such a freeing feeling and can be very colorful.

I was having these thoughts as I scribbled with colored pencils to create my maple leaf sketch. What fun! It is the only way I know to layer color with this medium. Leaves are a favorite of mine and I could not resist filling a page of my sketchbook with a leaf in its last days.

Maybe it is symbolic of the year ending?

Happy New Year!


  1. Scribbling is fun. Lovely leaf sketch.

  2. wow - if and what wonderful scribbling! looks like a photo!

  3. I do remember when I first started scribbling, Joanne. In fact, I'd quit for a very long time and it's only been the last couple of years that I've really delved into it and teaching/learning to grow in my technique, etc.

    Love your leaf - they intrigue me as well. Nice job. :)

    Happy 2012!

  4. last days leaf
    first days..... i wonder what will come from your pencil pen or brush in the new year
    lovely leaf and scribbling is indeed a gift!