O is for… (#AtoZChallenge 2012)

O is for Oak Tree (and Occupation)

(Post 15 on my WIP)

Jane, over on the other side, had spotted the great oak tree from which Skye’s leaf had probably fallen. She loved the gnarled wood and age spots and how each leaf seemed to be hanging on by a delicate thread. She captured the carpet of colours of the fallen leaves in a more abstract way.

In ‘Training Time’ Jane is re-introduced to her love of painting and the first thing she draws is an oak tree in a ‘secret garden’ in the grounds of the academy. Today I had a go at drawing an oak tree myself (sans fallen leaves) and realised that I do not share Jane’s talent. I do love trees for some reason and remember we had an orchard at my first school, that we built nests of cut grass under in the summer, and played with acorns with their little hats.

So it seems that my day job has crept into my novel in terms of highlighting and discussing one of the main character’s most meaningful occupations. I wrote about this for last year’s O so I’ll just refer you to that post instead. For now you can just sit back and ‘enjoy’ my tree drawing ;O)


Posted on April 17, 2012, in #am writing (and all things writing related), April A-Z Challenge, Training Time (WIP) and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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