Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I drew my little green bottle that I use to spritz my paints to keep them moist. This is the last drawing in the Every Day in May challenge...and my personal challenge to do my drawings only in ink, and live with the lines I drew. I think my little bottle is just as wonky perspective wise as many of my other drawings this month...it has been a learning experience... I learned that I CAN do without a pencil... I learned that I NEED to work on perspective drawing... I need those pencil lines to get it right... but being right isn't all that great really.
I'll be back to drawing things in my daily life, and not using a list. I think I'll continue to go with ink only... This journal started in February is now full so, I'll be starting a new Journal and a new month tomorrow... I must think about what to do for a title page for my Summer months Journal lucky number 13.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I bought these Sea sponges years ago, because someone said I should, I still carry them around in my art supply kit... the reality is, this is the first time I've 'USED' this sponge... and it was as a model. I've tried using the plain square kitchen sponges, but never really liked the effect... so I don't use them, but if ever I need one... I've got it :-)
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Draw a bird, had to be my favorite marsh dweller an Egret. These bird are so beautiful I love watching them stalking their prey... slowly, slowly it's amazing how slowly they move making barely a ripple on the water as they move one step at a time.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
My Dad's Mother gave all her grand-children Wallace Silver sleigh bells every Christmas, my daughter loved them and since her birthday is early in December I started giving her one every year for her birthday... and when my grand daughter Ashton was born ALSO a December baby, her birthday gift was a similar silver bell... and now that's what they all get for their birthdays every year... it's fun to see the trees covered in silver bells. So I drew a Christmas bell for this EDiM challenge.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
EDM #121 Draw coins from your childhood and talk about them.
We can thank the decline of the dollar, in part on Lyndon Johnson, during his term as President in 1965 our US coins became (in my Grandmother's opinion) worthless JUNK!... Before 1965 you could MELT a silver dollar, divide the silver into 4 equal amounts, and produce 4 quarters... WORTH a dollar. The insolvency of the Social Security System today, started when LBJ robbed the money to spend on his 'Great Society'..
I don't know what happened to my Grandmother's stash of 'REAL' money... I bet it's worth a lot today... if whoever, in the family got it, saved it instead of spending it.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Feeling a little better today, fever done, still a little weak... but I think the worst is over now... phew. I am rarely sick.. and not a good patient when I am sick...
I LOVE my little FBI agent flashlight, light weight bright... as my Dad used to say, 'Handy as pockets on a shirt"
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I'm afraid I didn't go to the store today, so these are from the imagination... except for doing laundry not much got done today... I did start working on a color chart... but it's a long way from finished... I find doing color charts kind of relaxing.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
This was REALLY tough for me, I have lots of sentimental 'stuff' but none that qualifies as ugly... so these aren't my ducks, but they are the only thing I could think of that I believe are truly ugly. I think they are an actual breed of duck, I just don't know the name of what they are... and Duzzard seems to fit their looks... they have faces only a mother could love.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Draw something fresh, had to be lettuce, it's the only green vegetable, that is ONLY eaten fresh, never steamed, stewed, frozen... always fresh. I offer a head of lettuce.
I'm a little miffed with Blogger right now, it was 'down' all day yesterday, so my blog posts will be late... but it's back now... so I'm a happy camper now.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
I like cute clocks, we have 3 clocks in our computer room, and of course clocks on every appliance in the house. My husband Ron, keeps all the clocks set, including the ones in the cars ... I am clueless on how to set the time on all of those devices... Does anyone know what time it is?
Sunday, May 8, 2011
These bulbs full of poison mercury, are to me a symbol of BIG GOVERNMENT and how it can HARM us all with foolish regulations... some day when our land fills are full of these poisonous bulbs. The volume of them will poison the ground water... what will the politicians do then? Say they are sorry? Don't buy them people, and if you have them in your house DO NOT break them and DO NOT throw them in the trash. Buy LED or incandescent bulbs and come 2012 make sure you elect politicians that will REPEAL this foolish law.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
These little scissors stay on my desk... and so were an easy capture for today's challenge ... draw some scissors.
Spent the evening at the Goose Creek 9-12 meeting, our speaker was Scarlett Wilson the Solicitor for Berkeley and Charleston County. She gave a very interesting talk on the challenges her office faces.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Had watercolor workshop / art class tonight, lots of exciting ideas going on in that class... have a great idea for a teddy bear... have to try it. I also tried to do a carnation... as there was one there in the classroom... didn't work out as planned..... nothing I did tonight went according to plan... maybe I'll stop planning :-)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Well here's a wonky one... perspective if off... I could blame it on the splitting headache I brought home with me from work. Construction crews on our hall, pounding, using a circular saw to cut metal studs... noise, dust and something burning smells... makes for not a fun day at work..... of course my prowess with perspective isn't good on pleasant cheerful days either... hummmmm?
Monday, May 2, 2011
Boy do I admire artists like Ms. Duffy (Karen) who can do negative painting... here's my sorry attempt at it... I got lost really quick and figured I better quit while I was ahead. I quite like the petals bottom right, but then it just got disjointed and strange looking. Doesn't help that this is a flower I've never seen in real life... working from photos is not always the best way to do something like this.
For those that care about such things this is done on 140 lbs Arches Rough 9x12 block. Colors Quin red, Quin Magenta and Hansa Yellow... all by Daniel Smith.
The news is on FIRE with stories about Osama Bin Laden, who Navy Seals sent to hell yesterday. Thank you Navy Seals... now can we get our troops OUT of Afghanistan? I hope so... enough American blood has been spilled in the desserts over there.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
This soap is made of goat's milk and honey... don't know why I wrote 'bee's wax'... it's very nice soap, lightly scented and makes your skin feel wonderfully soft. I use it in the winter when my skin gets so dry from indoor heat. It is being put away for the summer now... I love hand made soap.
I'm challenging myself for May to do all the drawings LEAD FREE... no pencil allowed ... so fair warning... watch for some wonky drawings over the next 30 days.