‘Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.’ Helen Keller.

07 Mar

Stories from my Sketchbook . . . 

Our summer this year has been a real scorcher, even here around the mid-north coast where we are used to a much more temperate climate.  But thankfully (at least I am thankful for it) the summer heat is finally starting to wane.  The days are still sunny and warm but they are getting a tiny bit shorter and there is something in the air that smells just a little bit like autumn—and autumn is my favourite time of year . . .

But before the summer finally leaves us I thought I would do one final quick ‘summer’ sketch . . . and there is nothing more summery than a sunflower.  I like sunflowers. They are big, bold, happy ‘in-your-face’ flowers.

And, it turns out, they’re even kind of fun to draw . . .



Posted by on March 7, 2017 in Uncategorized


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8 responses to “‘Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.’ Helen Keller.

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    March 23, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Hi, I read your new stuff regularly. Your story-telling style is witty, keep doing what you’re doing!


    • sallyinthehaven

      March 23, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Thank you so much. 🙂


  2. stevetalbot51

    March 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Nice sketch Sal!
    I’m with you, very glad to see the back of the heatwave 🙂


  3. Pam Talbot

    March 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Love this Sal! You have so much talent!

    Liked by 1 person

    • sallyinthehaven

      March 8, 2017 at 7:21 am

      Thank you Pammy. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Joneen

    March 7, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    I like the Summer… and sunflowers (nice sketch).

    Liked by 1 person

    • sallyinthehaven

      March 7, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Summer is lovely – most of the time! It’s just that this year has been so exceptionally hot and it’s been a bit exhausting! But I really should not complain about the heat – especially considering half the world would be glad of it during their freezing winters – and I daresay once our own winter kicks in here I will then be wishing the summer (and the sunflowers) were back again . . . 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  5. S. A. Young

    March 7, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Lovely, Sally!

    Liked by 1 person


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