What a gorgeous day it was today, Ron and I washed off the pollen from our bikes and hit the road this afternoon. We rode down Hwy 17 to Jacksonboro, stopped had some ice cream and then headed back to Charleston. My little Honda Silverwing has been under cover for a long time, it was fun to ride again.
I'm taking a free workshop (click the link above). Below is my homework for lesson 2 on Block Letters. I didn't have any index cards, so I used some of my colored paper squares to do my block letter practice.
Blind contour of me, these are done without looking at the paper, and without lifting the pen. So eyes end up on the nose.. so what as Yogi would say. Rainy and cool today, headed out to watch the hockey game with friends.
I'm taking a free workshop (click the link above). Below is my homework for the first lesson, a page of alphabets, put down the watercolor alphabets first and let them dry, then used a dip pen with red, blue and black ink.
Planted flowers after work today, and then spent the evening watching the Lapin Sketchbook Skool videos. What an interesting artist he is, and how cool that he still has his sketchbook from when he was 4 years old…. so Moms out there, SAVE those drawings, of your little ones, some day the adult artists will cherish them.
Not sure why I get the 'Draw Tip Tuesday' videos on Thursdays… but draw my feet was doable. Went to the watch the Stingrays tonight, and we won 5 to 2 so the team will be back in Charleston next Tuesday. Unless of course they win 2 more games in Redding.
Where did this day go? It's almost 11pm and I'm just now eating a bowl of ice cream and needed to draw something in my journal… so I did some art B4 bed, and drew my bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup all over it.
Inspired by (plagiarized from) a new book I got today "Zenspirations Dangle Designs" by Joanne Fink. It took a long time to do this so this is not for the lazy me. I do like the alphabet she included in the book, and the circle dangles, are amazing.
As usual my Monday's are hectic to the max, so this prompt this morning was fun to do. Long skinny landscapes, one in water soluble ink and the other in permanent ink with color added. Had to choose a Sullivan's Island photo for this one that included our ubiquitous Palmetto trees, and a quote from the Author of 'Out of Africa'.
We got almost everything planted before the thunderstorms rolled thru Charleston, tornados did some really bad damage in Aiken SC, it just dumped a lot of rain on us. Working in the yard always wears me out, going to feed the dogs and call it a day soon.
We got our container garden planted today, and the heavens opened and rained on our baby plants. If we get some sunshine tomorrow we'll be working on the flowers in the front yard. Friday night the Stingrays started the 1st round playoffs with a win, unfortunately tonight they lost. They'll be playing in Redding the next 3 games, then back here for game 6 if needed.
Sketchbook Skool started today for the 'Stretching' Klass. Jonathan Twingler challenged us to use a paper towel and pour ink on it, close the book, then open it up and see what (if anything) we saw. Flowers, birds, duck, and a bunny, and a tiny girl's face. I was surprised the pattern on the paper towel made such interesting patterns.
What happened to Spring? It was down right COLD today, the A/C didn't kick on even once, and I wore sweat pants and my fuzzy slippers instead of flip flops and shorts. The rain let up around lunch so I was able to get in a walk with Gracie and Jeb. Watch a John Muir Lars video on sketching wild flowers tonight, part two coming next month. He really breaks things down into easy to understand parts check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n4dgftoaxc&feature=em-subs_digest
I filed our taxes via E-file yesterday, so for the first time in a long time April 15 wasn't tax day for me, just another day at work. Rained this morning, a bit of sun during lunch, where my bank was robbed while I was in the drug store picking up a prescription. As I was walking out the police came flying into the parking lot of the little shopping center and yellow tape went up around the bank, a short time later I heard helicopters flying around the neighborhood. On a boring artist note, today I flushed and refilled two of my Lamy pens, I need to do two more tomorrow.