At the beginning of May, I sat drawing with other artist friends at the Ciener Botanical Gardens here in downtown Kernersville. This is our favorite spot in the warmer months for our Friday morning drawing sessions. In the winter we move indoors to the wonderful Eclection shop downtown. Below is one of the last drawings I made at Eclection before the weather warmed up. Though it is an indoor space, it is full of color, an artist’s heaven!!
Our “view” at the Gardens is vastly different, though no less colorful! There were several of us, in early May, enjoying the morning with our sketchbooks, and one with her yarn. It was a perfect morning… weather, friendship and creativity! One of us discovered while we were there, that it was National Public Gardens Day! What a perfect way to honor National Public Gardens Day–by drawing in a garden!
Another big day is coming up this Saturday! It is known as the World Wide Knit in Public Day. I’m not sure that I’m yet up for being out in public for a length of time, but rest assured I will be honoring this day by knitting…perhaps out on our back deck! Not quite “Public”, but it will have to do. 🙂
How do you plan to honor World Wide Knit in Public Day? Have you organized an event? Are you going to attend one? Or will you take your yarn to a Starbucks or outdoor cafe to knit or crochet? Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?
Perhaps next year, I’ll look for something local or organize something here in our area for World Wide Knit in Public Day. I absolutely love our weekly “Draw in Public Days” and I look forward to returning in a few weeks on a Friday to draw at the Gardens!