Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Love makes the (blog) world go round!

Margaret at Water Blossoms honored me with this award. Thank you Margaret! I love her blog too....every time I visit I want to run and grab my sketchbook and draw something. She's a wonderful artist. This is my first award...exciting! I'm supposed to pass this on to 5 bloggers whose sites I love to visit.

1. Andrea Joseph's Sketchblog: Want to be inspired? Go see her wonderful sketches! I love her drawings of collections of small things!

2. Julie's Pictures: Julie is a marvelous artist. She captures her family and friends in wonderfully loose sketches...someday I hope to be able to do that! She also encouraged many of us to get off our duffs and walk for exercise by linking it to drawing. I didn't stick to it as I should have, but I enjoyed what I did and now I always carry my tiny moleskine when I walk.

3. Felicity's Philosophies: You will just have to check her out......Felicity is a master with the pencil and she just started using colored pencils with the most amazing results. You will be astounded. Felicity also lives in some wonderful places and her photos let me travel from my desk chair.

4. So Many Stars: Kathleen just got set up in a studio space away from home. Her blog is always inspiring...from journal pages and paintings to collages and stamp carving. She'll inspire you to do something creative today.

5. Learning Daily: Cin has a wonderful blog. You'll be charmed by her sketches of the people and places of her life!

The participation rules are simple:

1. If you get tagged (and want to play along) write a post with links to blogs that you love, too.

2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme, created by Emilia.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Drawing myself to sleep

Well, Joe is working nights and I don't sleep as well when he's not here. So I stay up late reading and drawing until I pass out. Of course then I'm pretty tired the next day. But at least I'm not having to turn my whole schedule around like he is. Ack, now anyone who reads this knows I still sleep with a stuffed animal occasionally. And of course I sleep with this one too:

Friday, February 22, 2008

Drawing Vintage

I'm drawing at the shop, and there's plenty of old interesting stuff to draw! I have lots of these old cabinet cards and I may start drawing these faces from the past. I'd be good practice...and none of the subjects will care if the drawings turn out or not!
This is a cute little sterling pin. I was trying to capture the reflective quality of the metal. This will be EDM challenge #32: Draw something metallic.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Back at it...

Our new puppy dog, Hawkeye. And a drawing of him. I'm feeling verrrry rusty because I haven't been doing much sketching. But I'm sure a few days of sketching and I'll start seeing better again.
I got a cool new journal/sketchbook made from a recycled book. Some of the pages are from the book and some are plain white.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentine Swap

No drawing on these, but they were really fun to make. I used Moleskine cahier notebooks and collaged pieces from old children's dictionaries on them. These are my handmade valentines for the valentine swap at this flickr group. When I get all of mine in the mail I'll post a pic of what I received.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

January Calendar

I'm going to try and do a calendar each month. I'm putting these in a bigger book so the squares are large enough to write in. These are not "to-do" calendars like the one hanging on our kitchen wall. These are "what I actually did" calendars. At the end of the day I'm writing a few lines about what we happened. I was inspired to do these sometime last year by TracyU. Go see her calendars...they're amazing.