Wednesday, July 9, 2008

EDM #15--Draw a tree

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Here is my submission to EDM #15--Draw a tree, or leaves. I decided to draw a tree in my backyard that decided to fall over when hurricane Rita came through mmmmm about 4 years ago.

It fell on the house behind me where two older ladies (sisters) lived. Thankfully they were ok. At about 1:30 am on a Saturday morning, I was sitting at my computer when I heard a loud thudddddddd as the house shook simultaneously.

When I looked outside my dog was standing there frozen. I turned on the spotlight, walked out and stopped dead in my tracks. The police and the city came out, and inspected but there was no visible damage, the tree was removed, the women were ok.

I thought that was the end of it. However, a week later their bathroom ceiling caved in. Geeeeeeeeesh! Her son came banging on my door at crazy hours with threats of law suits etc.

A tree in the front fall on the neighbor's house across the street from me. She was fine also. Another in the front started leaning toward the neighbor on my left. He offered, and paid half of the cost to remove it. Boy, it sure is hot on that side of the house now.

The fourth came down one Sunday afternoon, no winds, no storms nothing. But I'm sure it was stressed after the hurricanes, so many trees started cracking, its a horrible sound to hear it. Well it fell onto another neighbors driveway, and she said that just 10 mins earlier she decided to move her car. TREES!!!!

I will never forget hurricanes Rita and the other that was close with her. I used 0.7 mechanical pencil, B, HB and 2B graphite pencils


Spinneretta said...


Well... at least it was good for a drawing!

Ann said...

Pamyla! This drawing is fantastic! I love what you did with the perspective and the textures in graphite. Sorry you have had so much tree trouble. We have a lot of big trees too, that I worry about all the time.

SCquiltaddict said...

i love the atmosphere of this drawing...a hazy memory....dont you hate it when a storm gets a big tree...i know i do...we lost several big ones last year from microblasts...tooo sad

Meinhild Selbach said...

very creative drawing! Keep on going!

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful drawing. Love the atmosphere, too, very evocative. And scary story... hurricanes must be something terrifying.

Anetka said...

lovely drawing:)
has anyone mentioned the atmosphere?...well I love the atmosphere too:)

Sandy said...

Hurricanes, we get them occasionally and they are very memorable (we are over due for one - eek) Nice sketch, and thankfully no one was hurt!

clare said...

I love the depth you have created with this tree Pamyla. And those clouds.....You must have been looking out my window and seen these coming. I would be absolutely terrified if we ever got a hurricane. I think your banner is fantastic.

"Maggie" said...

What an interesting tree, reminds me of something magical. THanks for stopping by and yes, she did choose the right man, I just hope she is the right woman for Jesse!

Anetka said...

I gave you an award on my blog. Don't feel like you have to participate unless you want to :)