This months Calendar Girls picture was beautiful silver birch trees chosen by Susan.
I love trees, want to be buried under one, but silver birch are a particular favourite. They have such a delicacy to them and there bark is wonderful. My first though was to make my card look like a piece of bark. Foolish mortal, what made me think I could better something Mother Nature had perfected? So into the bin went the pieces,though I must say I might give it another try sometime but for now this is what I have sent off to Doreen.
I coloured the background of Dupion with Inktense (watercolour) pencils (something I have learned from my friend Marien), I shedded more Dupion for the tree trunks and then worked a bit further with the pencils. I added a frame just for a change.
The calendar actually reminded me of a photograph I took on Dartford Heath some years ago
I remember I waited ages for the man to walk far enough away.