This is drawn from a photo on the internet.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
This was drawn, in ballpoint, from an ad in Time Magazine. I am scrambling as to how to continue this project for another seven months and I am thinking about doing a whole month of just people, so if I do, this is a preview.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Bentley lives in Newburg, Oregon with his parents, Jan and Willie. Bodacious means: remarkable, outstanding, audacious, bold and brazen. Bentley is all of these things. I like that he thinks that everyone's lap is his territory, no invitation needed. I love to visit him and his wonderful family which also consists of a Boston Terrier named Sophie and a cat named Dilly. There is another cat named Tibby who never comes out for company. What I learn from watching Bentley is to seize the moment and enjoy.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Since giving up TV, now going on three months, I have turned to other sources for my news. I have to admit that sometimes, on my way home from work, I will listen to Koin TV, Portland's CBS affliate, on the radio. I haven't been able to get to work for two weeks so haven't heard TV news for over two weeks. Now I read the newspaper, Time and Newsweek. I am finding that I am listening to a lot of news and talk radio. During the storm I had to rely on the internet and KEX 1190 am for news and weather updates. I like that I am not watching the news constantly on TV, especially avoiding drug ads. I am just waiting for these companies to start radio advertising then I will have to stop listening to the radio. Anyway I am addicted to the radio show Coast to Coast AM. In the drawing above, the cloud above the radio is supposed to signify all the bad news that we are constantly bombarded with. I am not sure that it turned out as I envisioned it. Even though I love coast to coast some of the dire predictions being made about our country and the economy continue to worry me, but I keep listening. Anyway, here's hoping for a better 2009 than is being predicted.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I was looking for a new vegetable to draw and found this beautiful golden beet. It was also delicious. I couldn't bring myself to eat the greens which I know are good for you. They tasted too much like grass.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I am grateful for oranges in winter. Right now I am especially grateful for my neighbors who shopped for me when I was stuck in the recent snow storm. I am still stuck and my car is now dead and I am very, very grateful that they have a battery charger. I hope it works and I really am grateful for the rains that are coming to wash away the snow. Hopefully soon.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
This was an experiment that I am not thrilled with. I wanted to use the white pencil, so I thought colored paper would be interesting. I should have gone with a lighter colored paper. This has an interesting effect, I guess.
So it is snowing again here. I hope it is over soon.
So it is snowing again here. I hope it is over soon.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This drawing doesn't do justice to how cute this little girl is. This is drawn from a copy of a photo taken by Stuart Lawrence, the husband of my friend Jill, at the fairy fair which takes place in Portland in early May at Alpenrose dairy. Also the scan didn't work as well as I would have liked.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I made this Christmas ornament quite a few years ago. It was something I was experimenting with. I sewed the angel out of muslin and painted her with acrylics. She is more dimensional than she looks like in the drawing.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
So I am really freaked out as I am afraid to drive in snow no matter how little there is. Winter has arrived with very cold temperatures and lots of snow in Portland, Oregon. The news, of which I am getting from the radio, since I don't have TV, said this is the worst storm in ten years. And it is supposed to get worse this week. I am a wuss when it comes to winter weather. So I haven't been out since Saturday and might not go out until next week. If the temperatures would just rise, the rain would wash it all away! I realize I am just not a winter person anymore.
Monday, December 15, 2008
This lovely little moose, or mooselet as I like to call her, lives on my neighbor's Christmas tree. I think she is so adorable in her dotted pjs and her little bow on her head.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The next three days I am drawing and posting some old fashioned ceramic santas that I got when I owned my own card and gift shop in Tempe, Az. This is the only one I did in pencil, the others are in colored pencil. I don't care for this season and when I cleaned out my house last year, I gave these guys to my neighbor who has graciously loaned them back to me to draw.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This year's Starbucks gift card is very cute. Last year it was a mitten which was fun. This year it is a knitted envelope that buttons in the back. I am not a Christmas person but I like to give Starbucks gift cards.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I realize that I am very superstitious. I have no idea where I heard that ladybugs are lucky. I have them all over the house, as those who have been following for awhile may remember my ladybug series from August. No, I am not going to do a ladybug series again! It was fun to see how superstitious I am. I used to have other "lucky" items but don't have them anymore. I am particularly superstitious about numbers and I might do a drawing about this.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I decided to change how I do my inchies for the month. Since I have so many more months to draw a picture a day I am doing one day when I do my inchies and review the month for myself. I like this so much I might do a month of inchies.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Click on pictures for a better view
Of my posts so far this is one of my favorites. I am still trying to get a decent picture or decent scan (bottom). I loved this book when I read it years ago and on rereading it, it is still one of my favorites.
Monday, November 24, 2008
This was my attempt to draw directly with a ball point pen. There is an artist, Andrea Joseph, who is a master at this. I still am in awe and still can't quite get how she does it.
I try often to sketch my cat and she always moves. This is the best one so far.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I started reading Bert Dodson's book Keys to drawing with imagination, a very interesting book. He has many exercises and one is Macro drawing which consists of using a magnifying glass and to draw something small in a big manner. I did this without a magnifying glass, just drew it oversize. I would like to explore this again.