There have been lots of moments appreciating the garden recently and as I stood drawing a tiny wren flew down looking for food or nesting material. It didn’t stay long as one look at me scared the little guy away but it made me very happy to know wrens are nesting somewhere near by.
They don’t nest around here normally because the many magpies and crows would swallow such a tiny bird whole; still it was nice to see.
I’ve spent this week painting and drawing wrens. Some painted in watercolour (above) they are roughly 2½” in size, tiny paintings.
Below the wrens were drawn with a calligraphy fountain pen, the kind with a wide nib intended for fancy writing. I’d found it in a draw and thought I would be interesting trying to drawing with it. I’ll definitely be trying this again, working out how to hold the pen to make marks was a lot of fun.
This next one was also drawn with a calligraphy pen but it kind of got away from me, still an interesting exercise though.
The last one is drawn with my new fountain pen, still don’t love it but for these tiny little birds it worked quite well.
It’s funny that something so small and fleeting can bring such happiness.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. Till next time, have fun x