I have never been one that could draw. I can doodle. But I can not draw. I can get an idea in my head, but I cannot get it on paper....but I do try.
Ew! (I dug her out of the back room...she was made several years ago)
Back in January of 2009, when our family gathered at my Brother and Sister-in-Law's house for our Dad's birthday, I took my drawing pad and some books on honeybees with me. I was going to have my artsy nephew draw a bee lady for me. As I recall, he had a rough night the night before, and didn't really want to draw. But he has a good heart, and loves me, so he attempted.
"What about these?" he says. noooo....too alien looking.
He comes back with this!!! Perfect!
I LOVE HER!
Except she needs a purse....I have loved purses since 2nd grade when I wanted a white shoulder strap purse. So I doodled her a bee skep purse.
And I love gardening.....especially growing herbs, so I doodled her some herbs....that's fennel (or dill-they doodle alike!) chamomile, and lavender beside her on the left....and I doodled her some bees buzzing around her. I also doodled some grass and a ladybug.
I showed her to my friend Teresa, who can draw, and I said, "she needs something else." Teresa drew the Hill Top Farm sign. We had not moved out here yet, but we had the place named.
The Bee Lady from Hill Top Farm was born!
I even made a "Bee Lady" purse out of the design.