Friday, 4 July 2008

The Zen of Weeding

After the days work is done I often take my garden chair out front to my little circular lawn where I can catch the last rays of the setting sun. My next door neighbour was making use of the light nights also by doing a bit of weeding on her driveway - picking out each single weed individually. It struck me that this was very meditative: identify the weed, pluck it out, place it in a bag, identify the weed, pluck it out, place it in a bag. She worked like this for over half an hour by which time my glass was empty and the sun had dipped behind a roof further down the drive. Time to go in.
Pencil (5B) on paper, A5: "The Zen of Weeding"; Fascinating!

Pencil (5B) on paper, A5: "Zen of Weeding 2"; Total concentrated focus. None must get away!

2 comments:

ambiguousartisan said...

These are gorgeous! Love em!
Hope you are well

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Hello Clair - good to hear from you!
You must be feeling happy and pleased with yourself now that Art College has finished AND you've got accepted into Uni. Congratulations!!!!
Your final piece "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is terrific.

Glad you like my "ZenWeeder" sketches.