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Watermelon sketch

The last days of September mark the end of summer in Rome. The longer days of summer, full of always unbearable heat, allow to do things I normally don't have time for.  I took a moment to flip through my sketchbooks, I would like to share some of my impressions. 

A chance to explore new places in my town.

 Observing the clouds from my window.

 Planted something green and watched it grow.

Spent quality time with whom I love.

Visited new places.


  1. Celia,
    Your summer looks fantastic. Happy Cooler Weather1

    1. Thank you for your kind visit and comment, Maywyn!

  2. Celia, your watermelon looks delicious, I need some . !!! Love all your sketches .
    When you say unbearable heat I hear you loud and clear. I live in Florida and I always say that same thing in summer.

    1. Thank you Barbra Joan! You must know what I am talking about for sure...I hope you are well!

  3. Oh, my gosh, Celia - what a treat!!
    Perfect end to summer. Thank you for sharing your lovely sketches!!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Chris!

  4. A wonderful display of different subjects showing us your great versatility . Love the watermelon, looks so real ! ...and the girl reading ( your daughter ? ) is beautifully sketched !

    1. Oh Jane, thank you so much!! Yes, that is my daughter. A big hug!

  5. You did quite a variety of subjects! I love the softness of the sketch of your daughter. Love the juicy looking piece of watermelon!

  6. Dear Celia - what a delightful way to record a lovely summer. Your watermelon is so vibrant and real. Thanks for sharing your record of this beautiful season. Hugs!

    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Debbie! Hugs;-)

  7. I love the watermelon! Your sketchbook is a wonderful record of summer!

  8. I've been catching up with all your work, Celia. I love the watermelon!! Wonderful texture!!!

    1. Thank you for all of your lovely comments, Hilda! I hope all is well with you!! Hugs


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