Friday, 30 September 2011

A Garden Tool



Some garden twine that's almost finished.  I've been using this for several years to tie up plants and canes and I've often thought how pretty the shiny green looks in the sun.  So now's the time to immortalise it before it runs out...a very useful  garden tool indeed!

This is one I made earlier...I'm posting from the library in the UK!  Yesterday I went to see the UKCPS London exhibition, I took lots of photos but will have to share them when I get back next week.  The standard of work in the exhibition was very good, I recommend seeing the exhibition if you can.

14 comments:

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Really Nice! Can't wait to see the photos from the exhibition. Where they local artist?

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

That's.....Were they local artists?

Revelle Taillon said...

love your sketch. Our gardens are melting into fall. Soon to be buried under mounds of snow. Last year was WAY too much snow for me! Enjoying the colored leaves then hunkering down!

Mary Walker Designs said...

You're right the shiny green is lovely.

raena said...

I'm new at gardening and didn't realize this stuff existed! I used some twine that I had in the garage for years, and mid-season it rotted and broke and now my green beans are all over the ground! Wonderful sketch and thanks for the intro to this useful tool!

stewcrowther said...

That is a really great sketch - I love it!
And yes, it does count as a garden tool.
How long are you in England for? Mind you, you may be back home before you get to read this.

Stew.

freebird said...

That must mean the twine is even more gone by now! It looks so real here.

bettyfromtexas said...

I have this twine's twin :-) In my garage . . . I use it for everything!! Your sketch is just fantastic!

I look forward to sketches from the exhibit!

Sasa said...

Shine looks great!

frayedattheedge said...

I hope you are enjoying your visit! I look forward to seeing the photos!

nanke's stuff said...

I do declare - you can make the most mundane thing look beautiful! nancy

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you for all the lovely comments... Lynn - the UKCPS is open to all pencil artists although most are from the UK.

jenna said...

This is the kind of thing I love most about drawing--the simplest and commonest things are brought to our attention.

Alex said...

Gorgeous colors Cathy =) I remember my mom having these when she was into gardening, now she's just into babysitting my sister's kids hahahaha.

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