Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Boy, a Butterfly and a Birthday


My Postcard From My Walk to Desiree arrived in California - hooray! Done on the visit to Shepstone Gardens of a couple of posts ago, it was stretching the concept of 'from my walk', as it was more of a gentle amble from spot to picturesque spot.
The butterfly, however, is one I see quite often while walking, and this one was sitting very peacefully on an arum lily in my garden after a walk, to be photographed and later painted. My sister-in-law in Cape Town, known in her area as The Butterfly Lady, tells me it is a Citrus Swallowtail, also known as a Christmas butterfly.
A Sketch in Time is now five years old, and once again I ask myself, "Quo Vadis?", but it will probably carry on bumbling along in its rather aimless manner, as I do. Thank you to all who visit here for bumbling along after us!

9 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Cathy,
I love your painted butterfly so much. Congrats on your 5yrs blogging!! Thank YOU for sharing joy on the net through blogging.
Best wishes, Sadami

Sandra said...

Wonderful sketching Cathy! :0)

Penny said...

Beautifully painted butterfly. I think I like your description of your 5 years as bumbling along, it sounds like me, but your painting is so much better than mine.

Cathy Gatland said...

Sadami - thank you for your enthusiasm, you certainly inspire me to keep on going!

Thanks Sandra!(I'll be voting for your teddy :)

Hi Penny - I try to get more purposeful sometimes, but usually forget where I was heading - starting to think this is just the way I am!

Felicity said...

Even though I don't comment often, your blog has been a delight and an inspiration to follow over the years - I'm so glad you will keep bumbling along and sharing your beautiful art, Cathy! ;)

RH Carpenter said...

Congrats on 5 years! I've enjoyed following along with you and hope you continue.

Cathy Gatland said...

Felicity, thanks so much and likewise - more than enough chat elsewhere!

Rhonda, another friend that's been along most of the whole long ramble I think - thank you for all your support!

Sue Pownall said...

Beautiful sketches esp. the butterfly.

Happy 5th blogiversary.

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Sue! :)