At the end of October,
Michelle thought it would be nice
to visit the local strawberry farm
being that it was a week before
they would be closing for the summer.
Strawberries would not like
our hot, humid summers at all.
So, off we went....
It was an overcast day
with possible rain forecast
however it stayed clear just for us.
Maddy and Mikayla (on right) love picking strawberries!
Michelle with Mackenzie snuggled nice and cosy
I helped Maddy mostly
but also collected my own punnet of strawberries
The girls enjoyed some fresh strawberry ice-cream afterwards
I've never been a huge fan of strawberries
but, I discovered that strawberries
direct from the farm
are sweet, juicy, and delicious!
I just had to do a strawberry sketch to mark our special day out.
Sketched directly with Platinum Carbon and Lamy fountain pens,
followed by Prismacolour pencils, in my Moleskine A5 sketchbook.
© Serena Lewis
Our freshly picked strawberries did not last long and,
as I decided to sketch the subject a month after the fact,
so a quick trip to Flickr Creative Commons was in order.
Thanks to HJL at Flickr
for his lovely reference image found HERE.
This was the final sketch in this particular sketchbook.
It only took me FIVE years to complete it.
I got sidetracked with other sketchbooks.
Last week, Bradley and I had our first choir practise
for our upcoming Christmas performance.
It was so lovely to see everyone again.
We have some new members too.
Stay tuned for more sketch updates....