Sunday 8 July 2018

Moment Sketchers weekend - Foxtail Palm

Hi everyone, 

Due to varying reasons at the time, I've missed a few Moment Sketchers weekends this year. The last one I participated in was back in February and I can't recall if I posted it to my blog or not. However, I did post it to Instagram so, for those of you who don't follow my Instagram feed, here it is - 

Aaron, Bradley and I had taken a trip up to Mount Tamborine and went to a lovely Japanese-themed Gardens while we were there. I sat and sketched this little bridge.


This weekend, I have been stuck indoors due to a bout of asthma.   We've had rain for a few days and the cold winter air always goes straight for my lungs — the moisture in the air from the rain made it worse. 

SO, I didn't want to miss another Moment Sketchers so I opted to sketch the Foxtail Palm — botanical name is Wodyetia bifurcata — in our back garden. 

Sketched directly with watercolours first 

Then added some ink using an XS Faber-Castell PITT pen

I felt like it needed something else so I penciled in the back fence. I think I will leave it at that.

Moment Sketchers is a worldwide online art challenge that happens during the first full weekend of every month. This wonderful co-op is hosted by Candace Rardon. To find out more about the Moment Sketchers group, click HERE. It is open to all so do think about joining us each month. Candace is an amazing artist and storyteller — you can check out her blog HERE.

Hope to see you there in August.


  1. Looks great. Sorry to hear about your asthma. We had a lot of dust storms in June but so far July has been okay. Of course, it's hot, so stuck inside most of the time. Always enjoy seeing your sketches. Take care.

    1. Thanks, Tammy. You may remember how sick I got when we had a very bad dust storm here almost 10 years ago. It was the first dust storm I'd ever experienced so you have my sympathy dealing with them so regularly where you live.

  2. asthma is horrible to deal with, stay safe!

    very striking tree :)

  3. Sorry about the asthma. That really sucks! But what a beautiful sketch! Japanese gardens always look so serene and peaceful. I hope you have a good week, my dear friend. :) :)

    1. Thanks, Rita! My week so far has been up and down but not complaining. :)