Friday, September 23, 2005

Blind Contour Friday

This is an African Violet with the most amazing color rimming the petals. Deep violet-red. The cup is an old flow blue I got at an auction.

I haven't forgotten my promise of alcohol aided blind contour, but it will have to wait till next week :(
This week I am on Rx meds and I don't want to mix it up -it'd probably just put me to sleep anyway.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Something "Dad"

Ahh, poor dad. There are so many ways this is unflattering...starting with those lips. Believe it or not I'm pretty excited about this drawing because even though it does not look like Dad---it does look human! That's a good thing! As you can see he is actually a pretty good looking guy.

He is also a wonderful man. He spent his career directing centers for the developmentally disabled...and making a difference in the quality of life for so many. At home we kids always knew that when the chips were down we could count on Dad to be cool headed and in our corner. And we always knew when the relatives from NC were calling...because they would ask for Bobby Lee!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Bright Little Shop

This little shop is owned by a friend, and she just moved it to this location on the square. It was raining yesterday, so I decided to sketch it from the car. You can see where I got carried away on one side of the drawing and drew the door all the way down to the curb. I may transfer this to some watercolor paper and try to make one that I can send to her.

I used watercolor, then I went back in and tried out my new colored pencils.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Everyday Matters Challenge #30-Chair

Here is another challenge for Everyday Matters. I bought this little high chair at a garage sale for $40.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Friday, September 16, 2005

Everyday Matters #29 Architecture

This is the courthouse in our town. We have a wonderful little square-2.5 of the sides still have the original buildings. One whole side is now a parking lot. It seems to me that many of those who have lived here all their lives are the most likely to undervalue the old buildings. They scorn the Mayberry-ness of it, while those of us who came here later in life cherish that same quality. I've got nothing against progress as long as it does not erase the past at the same time. Ok, stepping down from my soapbox now.

Blind Contour Friday

Here is my favorite spot to sit (inside). We busted out a wall between a tiny kitchen and a tiny family now we have a big kitchen with a fireplace and a sofa. If the rest of the house fell down I could live in this one room! The computer desk is right behind the couch.

Monday, September 12, 2005

September 11

I drew this yesterday, but did not get it painted until today. Drawing it was interesting, because I really don't know how I look from the back.

Everyone in my grandparents' day remembered exactly what happened the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, and 9/11 is like that for the current generations. I think it must have been Good Morning America as that is my usual morning show, but I am not entirely sure about that--I was glued to the scenes playing out behind the newspeople. Like most Americans I could not believe what was happening.

My heart goes out to all who lost loved ones that day.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Blind Contour Friday

I decided to join in on Blind Contour Friday. I am working at the church subbing for the regular secretary, so here are some things in the office.

This was refreshing after all that crosshatching yesterday!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Challenge #28-Draw an appliance

When we remodeled our kitchen a few years ago we kept our old appliances to save money. So this is my 20 year old stove. I covet a new one with 2 ovens (one over the other) but I keep waiting for this one to die first.

We like to fish and only live a block from the river, so we have some fish things in here-but it is not too over the top.

I always have trouble with perspective--I think I kept it pretty good in the stove sketch, but I lost it on the cabinet where the fish hook is hanging.

Friday, September 02, 2005

#27 Draw a Book

Here is another challenge for Everyday Matters group. I really got going on this drawing but somehow I got the title all crooked!

Then I just kept on drawing other stuff on the desk...I love office supplies. When I was working as secretary one of may favorite parts of the job was buying the supplies. I also liked putting the newsletter together. What I hated was having to be very organized--I work hard at organization but for some reason it does not come easy to me.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Challenge #3-My Purse

I finally did Everyday Matters challenge #3! Had time while waiting for the girls to come out of the school. I want to try and get back to drawing daily...kind of got away from it lately.