Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Clare & Miles Mills Rose Garden

Today I finally did it. It's on the 30 Before 30 but I've been super hesitant to do it. I used to draw all the time in high school and before that. I also used to write. All the time. Many many many short stories. The two traded on and off but after freshman year writing took over and drawing fell by the wayside. Until now. I picked up a sketch book and pencils today after work and went to one of my most favorite places in Des Moines: the rose garden. 

Not to many flowers in bloom yet, but I got some pics of some.
(Orange Roses: give them if you want to express desire and enthusiasm...use cautiously ;)

(Give pink if you want to show appreciation. I expect a bundle at my office tomorrow.)

(Give Red if you want to show...a variety of things. Love, respect, congratulations...)

Anyways to get back to the point, I decided to come here and start drawing again. There are some interesting things here that have always caught my eye.
( The famous egg)

(And my favorite place to read and write)

Obviously I'm no where near as good as I was back in the day, but it's something that I've always enjoyed and I am going to keep at it. Obviously I don't expect to become an artist and start selling my work like my girl Sarah, but I hope to improve in my own right. So! Cross one more off the 30 Before 30. Only 3.5 years left to complete it!




  1. :D yay! drawing is so great and relaxing (except when it's frustrating like it was for me today..) but mostly it's great! i'd really like to start drawing from actual objects.. i haven't done that in a while.. mostly i just draw from my brain (that sounds weird- i'm tired.)

  2. I seriously wish I could draw. Sadly, I can't at all :(

  3. I love the way you are going at your goals! Good luck

  4. Yay for following your passion :) That's where you will find your happiness always.

  5. i love that you're doing a 30 before 30. i'm too much of a slack to do anything like that. btw you should post your drawings. i love seeing other blogger's art work.

  6. awesome! glad that you got to check something off your list!

  7. maybe i need to think about a 30 before 30 list! or procrastinate and do the before 40 one, haha :)

  8. What a beautiful place! I wish I had a talent like drawing...Le sigh.

  9. This is great! The best thing you can do is just keep drawing. Every day. :) Beautiful photos too! :) :)

  10. I've always wished drawing was something I could master but unfortunately, I struggle to draw even stick people! It's so good though to have a list of things you want to achieve and then actually do it. It's the best feeling. Good luck with getting the other things done!


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