The Joys of Sketching Wildlife

9:48 AM

Watercolor Sketch
Nature Sketchbook
5 x 7 Inches

Text on the page:
"The Ibis visited today! Lots of juveniles. I've always admired how they sedately walked around going about their business.....[however,] these guys seem to gallop! Of course, that happened after I got my pencil and started to sketch! LOL! It was fun. This is a melange of different birds as they just would not stand still no matter how nicely I asked!"

It is good to be able to laugh at one's self....I have always enjoyed watching the Ibis stroll around the yard or by the lake in a leisurely fashion as they dig around for grubbies. Or so it appeared until today. Instead, it seemed as if they were galloping past me! Of course, this phenomenon only started AFTER I had taken out my pencil to try and sketch the birds! LOL! 

Whereas this is not one of my best efforts, every time I look at this sketch, I have to laugh. At myself. For not really realizing the "true" speed of life - until I tried to capture it on paper. And, yes, I'll try again. And I'll be just as amazed (and amused) when I ask nicely, and the latest creature to be immortalized in my sketchbook rushes past me, getting on with the business of their lives, completely ignoring my request to stand still and pose.

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