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.