Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Making Marks

I've been playing a little with the Copic markers. I found these old sketches (complete with mean notes to myself about my lack of talent!) and decided to mark them up with the new markers. I like the way you can blend them together by going back over them with the lighter color. If you want to see someone who is really good with these visit Janey.

I think it's interesting that I was trying to draw people then too, but I had a lot less patience with myself a few years ago. I would draw, get fed up and not draw again for months.....not a very good way to improve! I'm sure having more fun now!

Junior High

Remember junior high? Yuck, I do. Junior highers are in a wierd inbetween age....not yet teens and not little kids. I quit working at the grocery store so I could be home more in the evenings and weekends when my daughter and husband are there. I have started substituting for teacher's aides, secretaries, and librarians in the grade school system instead. It suits me much better. These are a couple of the kids I've had this week.....sometimes while they are working I have time to draw! I like the one of Britanny, but I was really uptight on the day I drew Anthony and it shows.

August Calendar

Ali and my baby, Colleen

I was inpired by another blogger (I wish I could remember who!) to make a calendar for each month. This month was a great month until the end. One of my daughter's friends was killed in a car accident. She was 16 years old. Kiss your kids and tell people you love never know what will happen. Lucky for Ali and all who knew her, she really lived like that in her short 16 years.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Holy cow,

I hate to break my once a month blogging streak.........ok, I need to get back to it. I have been lusting after copic markers for a long time and today I decided to bite the bullet and spend the big bucks to get them. I was sooooo happy when I took them to the checkout and found the total was much less that I thought....they are 30% off at Hobby Lobby! I can't wait to try them out and report back to you!