Silva Populi

Silva Populi drawing

Today’s challenge (to give us some light relief from the struggle with the safety pin) was to draw something you collect. I have lots of stuff but I don’t ‘collect’ anything.  I do, however, have two brooches by the amazing Murgatroyd & Bean, so drew one of the Silva Populi (does that make her a Silva Populus?).  These are shy woodland creatures that wear masks to keep their identity hidden, especially important as they are burdened with a brooch pin on their backs and are often worn on coat lapels.

I tried to get the feeling of felt with embroidery silk stitches – not sure how successful that was, and I got the overall shape a bit off, but working on this piece certainly made a contrast with the safety pin.

Silva Populi


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