Tuesday, May 31, 2016


#EDiM31 View from a window.  From my desk I can see a sliver of the sky and the tops of the trees in my back yard.  This page bled thru to the feather page really badly.  I've had a few I thought ghost images show thru, but this was watercolor bleeding thru on the supposed watercolor paper.  I don't think I'll be buying another Moleskine watercolor journal as the paper quality has gone way down hill.

Monday, May 30, 2016

May30Art - Memorial Day

#EDiM30 feathers.  I used some very old frisket so I was pleased it worked out.  Drew the feather with a stick and the old frisket, once dry I painted the blue, removed the frisket and revealed the feather.  Happy Memorial Day, my thoughts and prayers for the families of the fallen, your loved ones sacrifice was not in vain, and will never be forgotten.

Sunday, May 29, 2016


#EDiM29 Condiments.  I used my pentel pocket brush pen, and watercolors to draw the Mayonnaise, Mustard, Salt,Pepper and Ketchup the basic picnic condiments.

Saturday, May 28, 2016


#EDiM28 something from a nature walk.  Since we're in the middle of a tropical storm here today, the only walks taken today involved umbrellas and rain puddles.

Friday, May 27, 2016


#EDiM27 Coffee or Tea. I love my coffee in the morning and green tea the rest of the day.  Tried to be clever and draw a coffee cup outline with coffee beans... didn't quite turn out like I'd hoped.  

Thursday, May 26, 2016


#EDiM26 today insects... a mosquito bite on my left leg today inspired my choice of insect.  It was close as I'd been thinking the Palmetto bug would be my offer, if you've never been to South Carolina, Palmetto bug are GIANT as in HUGE on STEROIDS roaches, that can fly.  They lost to the annoying mosquito this time, maybe next year.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


#EDiM25 Something in a glass container... a glass full of lemonade is my offering for today's challenge.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


#EDiM24 favorite fruit, had to pick peaches.  I've been craving peaches all Winter, can't wait for some good SC grown peaches this Summer.  I voted today, first time I've ever voted early/absentee no lines, quick and easy, I should go on vacation during elections more often.

Monday, May 23, 2016


EDiM#23 a pet... had to draw our oldest dog 'Jebby' he is 14 years old and mellow and sweet just like his Dad Beauregard.  Gracie daughter of Beau and Jill is more like Jill, hyper and a fighter she is two years younger than Jeb,  he tolerates her bossiness but has his limits of what he's willing to put up with.  We love our Beau babies.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


#EDiM22 Bowls, used a few of my new gouache paints to add color to my simple bowls.  Ron and I took a short ride today to check out how my shock adjustment worked.  Just two weeks left before my big bike trip, I'm getting excited about it.

Saturday, May 21, 2016


#EDiM21 a street light.  Charleston has great street lights downtown.  We're headed out to watch our hockey team play in West Virginia, we'll watch from a local bar/grill Southside 17.

Friday, May 20, 2016


#EDiM20 a musical instrument... had give drawing my flute a try, as it's the only musical instrument I have these days.

Thursday, May 19, 2016


#EDiM19 draw anything, so I chose a Jellyfish based on some cloth I voted for on http://Spoonflower.com  I used watercolor, then a white gel pen for the tentacles.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


#EDiM 18 a tube of paint.  Half full tube of Daniel Smith Green Gold paint. Still fighting this Summer Cold/Cough, more vitamin C please.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


#EDiM17 a drawer pull... had to give the drawer pulls on my Father's desk, that is now my desk.  LOH meeting tonight at Sticky Fingers BBQ in Summerville, traffic was a nightmare thanks to the rain today, but we made it in time.

Monday, May 16, 2016


#EDiM16 Cutlery, I chose my pocket knife that I use to sharpen my watercolor pencils.  Inspired by Liz Steel's knife sharpened pencils, I have been using a knife ever since taking her online class last year.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


#EDiM15 Jewelry... this is a piece of sea shell that my friend from New York made and gave to me at a Cheap Joe's workshop in 2013.  It is a much brighter blue than I painted it.  It is a favorite necklace and I think of my artist friend Elly every time I wear it.  Thanks again Elly.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


#EDiM14 a sandwich.  Sub-sandwiches, so very good, but so bad for me that I rarely eat one.  It's the bread that gets me, spikes my sugar big time. Couldn't go to Myrtle Beach today, developed an ugly Summer cough and cold... UGH.  Couldn't go to the hockey game either... spent the day in bed mostly.

Friday, May 13, 2016


EDiM#13 a suitcase.  I don't actually have a suitcase, not anymore.  So an imaginary suitcase will have to do.  Went to the hockey game tonight, great game, Rays won 3 - 0 over Wheeling Nailers.

Thursday, May 12, 2016


#EDiM12 Leaves, did this one with just watercolor, no pencil drawing, no ink, just straight watercolor.  Disappointed that the new clutch levers didn't fit my bike, and there are none available for my 2016 bike yet sigh.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


#EDiM11 a Pail... used my fun rainbow pencil again... My FLRT is in the shop, getting new adjustable gear shift levers.  Can't wait to try them out at bike week in Myrtle Beach, Ron and I plan to go up there either Saturday or Sunday.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


#EDiM10 Draw some candy.  Tried a few things here,  used a Chinese Brush painting brush to paint the colors (obviously need more practice doing circles with this brush).  Added ink circles and M's with uni-ball white gel pen or Lamy fountain pen.  Finally, tried using a 1/4 flat brush to do the lettering... all in all got some good practice in doing this page.

Monday, May 9, 2016


#EDiM09 Someone you love, hands down had to give drawing my husband Ron a try.  He is my hero, my support, my best friend... he supports me and shares my ups and downs.  I wish I was better at drawing people so that I could capture his likeness better.

Sunday, May 8, 2016


#EDiM08 draw some boots.  This one was fairly easy for me, I've recently gotten some new boots for my upcoming trip across country.  While one pair of boots works for at home, a spare pair is needed on the road, in case of wet boots.

Saturday, May 7, 2016


#EDiM07 A cleaning gadget was a tough one for me, but I settled on the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, it may not be a gadget, but this stuff is indeed magic.  It'll even clean up and remove dried watercolor paint without damaging your watercolor paper.  Works great on stoves and bathtubs too.

Friday, May 6, 2016


Recently got the battery replaced in this colorful watch, those are crystals around the face of the watch.  I'm planning to wear this watch on my up coming trip because it is water resistant to 15 feet, so should stand up to rain better than my Samsung Gear S watch.  #EDiM06 a time piece.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Used my Pentel Pocket Brush Pen to draw a girl on the swings.  My favorite thing to do at the park as a child,  well my favorite besides swimming.  My grandmother worked for at the city park pool and I'd spend all day at the park/pool, swimming, playing on the swings... it was a magical place and time.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


I used a Shoo Rayner YouTube video to help me draw today's #EDiM04 a game.  Went to O'Charlie's for Free Pie Wednesday, Ron had Pecan and I had Apple (with Ice Cream), then to Palmetto Moon for some new Flip Flops.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


My rawhide jewelry hammer was my model for todays EDiM#3 to draw a hammer.  Picked up my Harley tonight, it had it's 5,000 check up today.  Also got new grips, a new LED Headlight and turn signal button extensions installed.  Rode it a few miles to the Chic-filA for dinner and then to the HOG meeting tonight.  I'm happy with my new accessories, looking forward to a trip Myrtle Beach this weekend to give them a workout.

Monday, May 2, 2016


#EDiM02 Something with folds.  I used 4 different colored pencils to create this pink towel with folds.  I think it turned out ok.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Used my rainbow colored pencil to draw my Dogbert doll for #EDiM 01.  I really enjoy participating in this yearly challenge.

Book 38 - Title Page

April showers bring May flowers,  starting a new sketchbook and getting ready for the Every Day in May challenge.  This is the 38th sketchbook I've filled with daily sketches.