Happy Easter everyone.
Each year I draw something for Easter. (see past years drawings ) In the last year I have been fortunate enough to move to Melbourne and into an apartment block where one of my neighbours owns a chocolate shop called The Chocolate Box (based in Melbourne, but wonderful online store too !) She kindly invited me to draw anything from her store. It was a visual treat to wander around and look through the array of eggs, bunnies, chocolates and treats, all beautifully packaged.
I decided on a little soft and fluffy toy bunny, some traditional chocolate eggs in foil and a chocolate nest of eggs. I find that foil is really difficult to draw, with all the shininess, so I did not choose too many of those.
I loved the Mini Half Egg with Hazelnut Praline Birds Eggs. Many of you will know how much I love drawing birds nests, feathers and eggs, so this seemed the perfect choice.
I really enjoyed drawing the texture of the soft bunny and the colour of the chocolate. The foil was as difficult as I remembered!
What have you been drawing this Easter?
Each Easter I draw a hot cross bun and any other Easter eggs I have been given
|a chocolate I was given
|a card I made
Here is this years hot cross bun.
Hot Cross Buns are part of Easter for me and my childhood in Australia and they come from a English tradition. They are spicey sweet buns with a cross on the top (made of flour and water usually) and are eaten on Good Friday.
I searched around a few local bakeries and bought three buns as I wanted to see their various interpretations. Usually they are sold in half dozen, but I bought single ones. I did not realize how traditional and picky I was, until I came to buy and draw them. It cannot have any strange additions (chocolate ? custard ? ) and HAS to have currants and if possible, peel. I chose to draw the one that was home baked by a friend Judy. It has a lovely glaze (secret recipe).
Happy Easter to all.
Each year I draw an Easter card for my mother and also somehow find another treat to draw in my sketchbook. This year is no different .
This is a china rabbit that I have .He comes out and sits on a shelf at Easter. My grandmother remembers that it belonged to her mother and it was there about the time she was married – so maybe in the 1940s.
I also have a hot cross bun that will be drawn and eaten and added to this page over the next day or two….check back. I will see how long it lasts , sitting there temptingly on the kitchen bench in its brown paper packet.
I have four days of relaxation, socialising, and drawing ahead of me . Wonderful
This is the same rabbit when I drew him last year