Sunday, August 24, 2014


My parents with almost all of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren..only 4 people were missing. We were celebrating daddy's 83rd birthday, my oldest son's  40th, my niece's 36th,  a granddaughter's 13th and a grandson's 7th.

What a great day!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014


You know I can't stay away from drawing faces for long. Here are a couple I sketched in the car on my lunch break today. 

one happy

and one mad

I have a book, that I used, of people with all sorts of looks on their faces. It is meant to be a reference guide when drawing expressions. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I found the last unfaded Oak Leaf Hydrangea on my backyard bushes today.
Unfortunately, you can see where I erased my pencil marks when I was doing the lettering.  If I hadn't been too lazy to go downstairs to get the "good" eraser it wouldn't have done that.  I guess that is what I get for being lazy, huh? 

Saturday, July 19, 2014


When I got home from work the other night, I picked up some twigs on the way inside.

Week 3 of the Sketchbookery class in about keeping a Field Journal. I'm a bit outside my comfort zone in this class, which is good for me. My page planning needs improvement. I wound up with too much white space at the bottom, so I added a bird. The bird might have worked if I'd had drawn it smaller. Instead, I've crowded the page.....but it's all about the practice, not perfection
. So I'm good with it.

I'm eager to try this again. Next time I will walk around the backyard and see what i can find to draw.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Practice Does Make Perfect Doesn't It?

Because I need to learn how to draw a straight line apparently. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Fourth!

"O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain..."  
-Katharine Lee Bates. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Flower Power

I've been drawing a lot of flowers lately in an attempt to improve my skills. My inspiration is coming from this online class: 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sketchbookery, An Online Class by Mary Ann Moss

I've signed up for a class which starts July 1.  If you like sketching and would like some tips on visual journalling, as well as learning to make your own very cool sketchbook in the process, then you should check out this video.

Then sign up and join the fun. See you there.