Rainbow Art Journal – Among the Leaves

I just realised I had never written a blog post for this illustration in my Rainbow Art Journal.  My entire county is, as of last Friday, under lockdown for at least the next two weeks because of the Covid 19 outbreak.  My kids are, therefore, home from school and, as a teacher, I am obviously off work.  I, therefore, thought I would return to working on this project and I found this page.  Maybe I had considered it unfinished and was expecting to return to it.  I am calling it done.

Anyway, this is a quick little ink and watercolour illustration I knocked out in response to the prompt “Relax” in the Art Journal Adventure group.  I drew it a few days before Christmas so I was pretty much the opposite of relaxed.  I thought about where my “happy place” is.  I am not very good at getting into a zen headspace when doing yoga but, when I am in shavasana pose with my eyes closed, I often think about being in the woods, among the trees, smelling the leaves and moss.  So I drew myself lying in a pile of leaves.  You may spot a good few little insects among the leaves too.

52 - Among the Leaves