Thursday, April 21, 2011

Red, White and Grey: Reposting and Robert Frost

I started this blog in February, I don't have much experience in the blog world, but I thought with this A-Z challenge, I would do a repost.  These are a couple of pictures I drew in February, while the trees were still bare and winter was in the midst of being somewhat colorless.

The Colorless Woods: I am passionate about drawing trees, as well as being in the midst of them. I tend to draw them a lot. Probably because that's where I would usually like to be. In the woods.
With winter all around us, cardinals are a stark contrast to the naked trees and colorless world. Although, the birds in this picture aren't cardinals, I was inspired by the many that come to visit our house.

As much as I love color, there are times when just a hint of color does wonders.

The Bridge: This is a real bridge that my husband and I explored recently, on a beautiful, misty and magical day. With the fog and mist, the colors seemed to wash away. My favorite part though, was being with my husband, exploring new places.

And because this is the letter R, I'm going to add just a bit of Robert Frost.  This is one of my all time favorite poems.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Long Walk Home


  1. I love 'em, hon! I can see a little bit of the Edward Gorey influence. Though you're not nearly as "gorey". Bwah hah!

  2. beautiful drawings, love the hint of colour!

  3. I totally love these! The little splashes of red are awesome. And the birds--they are very dramatic! Love it!

  4. Terrific...I love pen and ink drawings.

  5. Thank you li! I am enjoying the chance to try some new things! :)

  6. amazing ..awesome art/wriitng..

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  7. Heather, Your drawings are simply lovely. I adore the top one with the birds. Living in Michigan, we have such gray days. I am so happy when the birds come back - especially the cardinals - because not only do we get to enjoy their song, but their color as well.

  8. The blog is very good!

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  10. I like discoveries and Frost. I usually post "Stopping by Woods on Snowy Evening" because I live in Montana and it snowed again today. The weather said 1 inch and it's about 4 inches.

  11. I love your pictures. Simple and beautiful!

    Sharon (visiting from the A to Z Challenge)

  12. Hi Heather. I was raised in the midwest and now live in California. We do not have the seasons here like back "home". Your awesome drawings and your reference to "the woods" reminded me of some beautiful memories growing up. All your art seems to do that for me. Thank you.