The blossoms are fading, and as I find them pretty because they vaguely remind me of dogwood trees, I thought I'd better get them into my sketchbook/journal.
So I started with a piece of fabric glued to a sheet of drawing paper from my notebook.
In addition to my rule about relative speed for my sketchbook/journal (no hand stitching allowed, only machine), there is a temporary rule about no use of pencil, and drawing from life, for the Sketchbook Skool, in which I am enrolled.
OK, I cheated. I lightly sketched in the branch I planned on sketching with pencil.
However, this is only to place the shapes of fabrics to prepare the background before sketching. Barely visible...I shouldn't have confessed...
I cut out fabric shapes, and glued them on.
Lately, I've been going off the edges--one advantage of working with fabric.
Then I stitched them down, adding lines that may or may not add some depth.
Background prepared--now the fun begins!