Monday, July 24, 2006

Back again....

We had a wonderful couple of weeks at the cottage. At first I was feeling like whole page drawings were just too much to think about, so I divided the page into little squares like the grids I have seen many journalers using. I like how it turned out.
Just a little sketch of the lilies that grow around the back door.
One day we went to the beach on Lake Michigan. There must have been a storm moving in because the waves were much bigger than normal....we had great time playing in them. That lady in the skirt was there watching five of here grandkids swim.
Louie has been losing a lot of weight and muscle mass this year...he has trouble getting up and down. He still loves the water though and went swimming almost every day. When I drew this he was snoozing on the porch, and I was relaxing in the swing.....ahhhh.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Lots of walks and bike rides,

but not many drawings. I must change that! Here is the press box at the high school football field. If I had a nickel for every hour I have spent there! Lost patience with drawing bleachers.
Last night I walked 3.5 miles and worked in 1/2 mile of very slow jogging to try and raise my heart rate some.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Another creative project...

I always wanted to try to do something with paper mache....Colleen and I made 2 pinatas for her Spanish class. This frog was one....we also made a fish but I don't have a pic of him. They were alot of fun, but messy! I have some ideas of other things I'd like to create using this techinque. The colors turned out pretty, I think. We basecoated it white and then glued on torn tissue paper to make the colors.

Monday, July 03, 2006


These are my little 5 year old nephew's flip flops. He loves the water and has a little fit anytime he has to come inside. They were laying on the porch during naptime so I drew them. Somehow in my drawing, they look like he must wear 2 different sizes....oops.