Author Archives: Don

About Don

My name is Don Scrooby and I live in the United Kingdom. I have a deep love for nature and open spaces and one of my great loves in life is sketching, particularly in pen and water colour and occasionally in pencil. I’m quite new at the art and I sketch mainly from photographs I’ve taken, but also enjoy outdoor sketching. My sketchbooks, although no great shakes, are important to me and I decided to create my blog in order to share some of their contents with those who may be interested.

Closing Blog

After much thought I’ve decided to close my blog. This will be my lost post. I have enjoyed blogging immensely, but have now reached a moment where I know I need to let go. It hasn’t been an easy decision … Continue reading

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Absence I’ve come to understand that absence lies at the heart of our seeing more clearly. It’s often in something’s absence that we suddenly begin to see, whatever it is, in a new light. Absence has this wonderful capacity to … Continue reading

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“Cultivate balance. After all, there’s no such thing as a shadow without the involvement of light.” – Erica Alex

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Stone and Leaves

The decaying leaves next to the permanence of rock are for me a symbol of transience and permanence. I’ve been touched by the age and presence of stone. Everywhere reminders of the past and the distant past stand firm and … Continue reading

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Outside the Window

Whenever I stand looking out of a window I’m reminded of being on the inside looking out. What I see is always limited by the frames of the window. The full picture is just not available to me. My seeing … Continue reading

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“You must get in touch with your creativity” is a statement that doesn’t sit easily with me. The older I get the more I realize it’s the other way around; creativity ardently seeks to get in touch with us. It … Continue reading

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The beauty of sunlight. Taken in the woods while exploring the light cast by the  late afternoon sun.

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