Thursday, May 21, 2015


#EDiM21 Draw your favorite place to read.  I carry my iPad with me everywhere, and so I read wherever, whenever I have a moment of time.  Most of my eBooks are on the Nook, as I have an actual Nook that I no longer use. Recently, I've gotten a few (less than 5) books on the Kindle, so I downloaded that app too.  So these are my two favorite places to read.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


#EDiM20 my wallet, from Fossil holds my drivers license and a few cards, I like that it is very compact and holds just the essential stuff.  Went to the hockey game tonight, Rays won in overtime 6 - 5, next game Friday here in Charleston if they win that game they will be the Eastern Conference Champions… fingers crossed.  They are playing great.

 I'm planning to do Daisy Yellow's ICAD (Index card a Day) Challenge starting June 1st.  She's giving warm-up exercises.  This is my puzzle piece index card, I painted 4 cards different colors, put them in a pile and cut the pieces, then reassembled them gluing to a card.

This card was another warm up, circles made using a wine bottle cork as a stamp, and the little circles are the impression made by a golf ball used as a stamp… wait till my husband get a load of his golf ball LOL.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


#EDiM19 A cupcake… believe it or not a friend of mine on Facebook, who sells monogramed purses, is offering a cupcake and champaign for party holders.  Well I looked up the champaign she posted in her 'ad' for this offer and discovered the recipe for champaign cupcakes made with the Cupcake vineyards wine.  Small world gathered today for me, because as a diabetic, I have no cupcakes at my house to draw… but these sound mighty fine… might want to give them a try folks. Click here for Champaign cupcakes recipes

Monday, May 18, 2015


#EDiM18 Draw a lipstick, this is another item added to my list of things I now wear everyday, sunscreen lipstick. Just 6 months ago, I would not have had a lipstick in the house to draw, skin cancer has indeed changed my life and my attitude.  I now also daily use mineral sunscreen recommended by my dermatologist, called Sunforgettable Broad Specturm 50 spf made by a company called ColoreScience.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


EDiM#17 While everyone else drew rulers, measuring cups and such, I went low tech artist measuring devise.  Holding my thumb on a pencil at arms length to measure and compare sizes and/or angles for a sketch. Which reminds me a new lesson should be on Sketchbook Skool, since last Friday.  I don't get email reminders for some reason, so sometimes I forget about it, until my friend Winna Jill posts her homework and then I remember.

Bike Trip Journal

I bought this cute travel journal at Barnes and Nobel a while back, so today I decided to use it to record our bike trips this year.  Adding maps, pictures, lessons learned… So here's the page for our trip to Myrtle Beach for Bike week 2015.  May I discovered today is Motorcycle Awareness Month in SC that's why the bike rally is in May.  I had no idea there was such a thing… learn something every day. One bad thing happened yesterday, I lost my name tag I'm really bummed about that.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


#EDiM16 Ingredients of a favorite recipe… I'm not sure I HAVE a favorite recipe, but almost all of Ron's favorites (and he does most of the cooking) includes Jalapeños from hamburgers with chopped Jalapeños  to pepper sauce or chili beside onions, Jalapeños are included.

Ron and I left this morning at 9:30am with the Charleston HOG group, and rode to Myrtle Beach for the 2015 Spring Bike Fest.  Great route to Myrtle Beach, lovely shaded country roads all the way.  Ron and I came back home, not as part of the group, which gave me more opportunities for stopping :-)

Friday, May 15, 2015


EDiM#15 I bought these tiny clothes pins but I have no idea what to use them for, may be time to toss them out.  Busy day today, went to watch the hockey game tonight with friends at a local grill and bar called Southside 17, the Stingrays won 2 -1 against the Toledo Walleyes in Ohio.  They play there again tomorrow then back to Charleston next Wednesday.  The is the conference final, if they win this round they'll go to the final round for the Kelly Cup.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


#EDiM14 Something I use everyday, boy that was a wide open choice starting with my alarm clock, my coffee maker, my toothbrush… and the list goes on and on.  I settled on my faithful Lamy Joy, even if I don't use it to draw, I use it to write notes and take it with them everywhere.  It is my favorite pen and the only one I use every day.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


We needed a can of beans, and some ground beef to make chili for dinner tonight.  Ron makes a mean batch of chili, over rice it makes for a wonderful filling dinner.  So the last thing I bought was a can of chili beans.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


These are not my steps, but the steps on a house in downtown Charleston, that caught my eye.  Got a package from Jet Pens today, with some nibs and new Micron pens as all my stash of pens were all used up.  I'd seen quite a few videos about 'G' nibs so I got some… tried it out a bit today.  As usual with nibs it is a bit scratchy right now, you have to use a nib for a while for it to wear down and adapt to your writing style.

Monday, May 11, 2015


After having skin cancer surgery, I've gotten serious about sun screen and wearing a hat.  I got this really long billed baseball hat, it has a neck guard that attaches by velcro.  I don't use that much, but for drawing outside this Summer it will come in handy.  I like my wide brim straw hat too, but the baseball hat was at hand today, so used it as a model for #EDiM11 a hat.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Many, many items to choose from when the prompt is something you can turn on and off.  I love my little orange led flashlight, so I drew it and colored it with colored pencils.  Other than grocery shopping, spent a quiet day at home today.

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Thinking the word should have been thinking, not thinging… oh well, not the first time I've messed up a word, won't be the last.  Today and interesting label, I'm afraid I wimped out and picked one I was capable of drawing, still and interesting graphic of the duck on the label, I had to make the bottle fatter to fit the name in and my favorite Schmincke orange for a background.