Monday, September 25, 2017


Inspired by my friend Winna Jill a blob of each color of paint in my box and then a face the blob suggests.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Ron and I took a ride down to Beaufort SC today to have lunch at the Brick restaurant.  Lots of black eyed susans and ragweed growing on the sides of the road.  Bad day for racoons, saw 3 dead on the side of the road, not in the same place.  I can't remember the last time I saw one dead much less 3 in one day.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


It's Sunday September 24 in Japan, and will soon be Sunday September 24 here in SC,  so celebrate another day.  Because the world did not end today, but continues to spin around the sun, and we are all here to enjoy the sun coming up another day.

Friday, September 22, 2017


My favorite fountain pen for drawing, my Lamy Safari.

Day 5 - Red thread all gone now.

Book 46 - Title Page

Back to Global Arts watercolor Hand*book Journal.  I really like the paper in these journals.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Happy New Year to my Jewish friends.  This is the last page in this sketchbook,  I haven't liked how this mixed media paper handles watercolor.  I have liked the paper for ink and for colored pencil.  Next book will have watercolor paper.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The evening got away from me, finishing my SBS homework, flute practice, trip to UPS, knitting a few rounds on my sweater, next thing I know it's time to feed the dogs and go to bed.  

Day 3 - the red line took a little trip through a maze.  I'm not much of a maze designer as there were several paths out of this one.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Using my rainbow pencil to doodle this page, got Felix Scheinberger's new book today, 'Dare to Sketch'  love his attitude and his unique style.  I've already read half the book.

"IMAGINING" klass in Sketchbook Skool homework,  following a red thread across a homemade concertina spread each day.  This is Day 1 (yesterday) and Day 2 (today)... racking my brain for what to do tomorrow.  I used a red Faber Castell Pitt pen for the red line, and colored pencil for the car and flags.

Monday, September 18, 2017


September is winding down, mornings are getting cooler, it's dark earlier in the evening and the sun comes up later too.  Fall is coming this Friday, I'm ready for it.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Ron and I took a little ride today, the weather was perfect.  Stopped at the Carolina Ale House for lunch, we really like their food. Dropped Ron's FLOSS at the Harley Shop for it's 5,000 check up.  Spent the rest of the day doing household chores, getting ready for the work week ahead.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Got a box from Dick Blick today, some watercolor paper, and a tube of Ultramarine Blue paint (I couldn't believe I ran out), and 2 new sketching pencils.  These pencils are supposed to wash out when water and/or paint is applied.  Based on my online classes with Liz Steele last year, I've been using either a grey or brown ochre watercolor pencil to do set up lines under watercolor.  Maybe I'm just used to them, but I like the watercolor pencils better than these for now.


Suffice it to say this was an experiment that didn't work out.  May not have worked due to this paper, or because I didn't do it right.  Lots of traffic, convoys of Duke Power and electric, tree service people, and flat bed trucks loaded with big Gener AC mobile generators about 10 per flat bed.  They were all headed to Florida,  job one getting the power back on.

Friday, September 15, 2017


Boy I'm behind this week,  posting my pages... Thursday nights are always rushed because I have to be up at 5am to go to Columbia on Friday.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


This is a bit late, because we lost power again last night, then when it came back the internet and telephone didn't.  Popped off several times last night but it's back now... whoo hoo !