Drawing Inspiration: Off to the farm

04/07/2014

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drawing inspiration by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.com

In my mission to get out and about visiting people and drawing things, I went to visit a friend of a friend who lives in the most amazing place!  Commutable to Kings Cross, Sebastien and his housemates share an old farm house in Essex.  The countryside runs right up to their back door, and you can walk out into hills and fields and trees.  They each have a veg patch in the garden.  It’s pretty idyllic.

We went for a pic nic and to talk about bees.  Through the [nature’s footnote] podcast and thanks to a present of a bee pack from Friends of the Earth , I’ve become a little bit obsessed by bees.  It’s amazing how The Bee Cause has really become mainstream and part of public consciousness.  On the podcast, we pondered if this was related to bees being cute and fluffy (for invertebrates) or the fact that a very strong link has been made between their fate and ours…

Sebastien is into honey bees and we chatted about how amazing they are, what a weird thing honey is (bee vomit anyone?), and spotted some honey bees collecting pollen in the hedgerows behind the house.  I finally found one bee (I think) that I can confidently identify!

bee illustration by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.com

We also, while sitting having a pic nic and walking through long grass, got bitten and stung by quite a few different things.  I was thinking about how a lot of my work and drawing is about connecting with nature, and how sometimes, it wants to connect with you too… and it hurts…

connect with nature illustration by Sam Taylor  - www.samdrawsthings.com

 

sky photo by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.comdead tree photo by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.com

honey photo by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.comhoney bee photo by Sam Taylor - www.samdrawsthings.com

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  1. Ryan Clark says:

    Superb Sam.

    Exploring barefoot and looking for bees, what’s not to like!

    The illustrations in this blog post are amazing too!

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