the branchings, my brush
for sun, gathering roots to
awaken new growth
NaPoWriMo day 18 asks for “an ode to life’s small pleasures”. For me, drawing, whether with pencil or brush, always provides comfort.
I drew here from one of my lemon trees, grown from seeds planted by my daughter long ago, after the cherry pits (inspired by the Vera Williams book) didn’t sprout. A monoprint, I first drew with paint on wax paper, then pressed grey paper lightly over the image and pulled it off. It’s always a slightly different reflection of the original lines, a little surprise.