Over the weekend I spent some time covering canvas boards in pretty paper to prepare the boards for future painting. I also began sketching in my small sketch book.
Simple sketches were drawn with the moon, moon moths, sleeping snails and wandering gypsies.
When I begin a sketch book I usually don't use the front page. This time I made a practical book plate to add my name on the front. Did you know, the meaning of my name is entirely an Australian slang name from the iconic Australian Swagman; they would call their rolled up sleeping swag a Shiralee. Which had all their belongings in it. The name actually means a Swagman's burden. I like to think it means Gypsy at heart.
And inside the sketch book pages are dreams of a Gypsy...
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening whereever they are.