This week is another exploration of text. I chose ‘wanderlust’ because it’s a lovely word that I thought would fit with my botanical inspired drawings. ‘Wherever I may roam’ is just something that got stuck in my head when I was working on it. It’s also an excellent song and probably the real reason why it got stuck in my head to begin with!

The background for this week is one of my previous paintings – ‘Shelter’. Whilst I still love this painting and the mouse and birds look great, it’s now something that I consider to be part of my old portfolio. I have developed my painting skills such a lot since this painting. I know that the detail and amount of realism would far surpass this if I repeated this painting now. It does make a lovely backdrop against this week’s drawing.