Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oct 15-16 Art

Falling behind on posting my pages every day... I don't suppose it really matters though.  Work is winding down, as I'm retiring on Oct 31, what will I do with myself all day?  I've worked since I was 14 years old, so this will be a big change for me.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Beast was rumbling around in my stomach today... starved it for as long as I could.  Fed it saltine crackers which seemed to settle it down some.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


How about some watercolor based monsters?  Draw Tip Tuesday suggested this, so I gave it a try.... Blew with a straw, but still didn't get the effects like Stefan.


SBS Homework an ink blob monster.  I used way too much ink, and blowing it, didn't move it at all, so I used a fan brush to move it.  Here's my monster.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


The odd gray space top right, was a scanner glitch, the page is white there.  Just a page of pumpkin doodles, with my pentel pocket brush pen.

 HOCKEY!!! Pre-season games at the Ice Palace, actual hockey games coming soon.  Hockey players all stood for the National Anthem.. proud of them for that.

Did chores and grocery shopping on Saturday, took a little ride today.  The two little leaves are from my crepe myrtle and the other leaf is from our sugar maple tree.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


The Wizard of Oz gave me nightmares as a child, they used to play it on TV and every year I'd watch it.  My mother didn't want me to watch because of the nightmares, but my Dad always, said no she's a big girl now she can watch it.  It took a long, long time... but finally I was able to watch it.  The witch taking Dorothy's dog Toto was the most upsetting part of the movie, and was what my nightmares were about.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Sketchbook Skool homework, coffee cups.  Finding 3 cups with different shapes was easy at our house, we have a varied collection of coffee cups and travel coffee cups (that's what the middle cup is).  This was a fun exercise.

Monday, October 2, 2017


Sketched Steve Mitchell tonight while watching a live video of him and Marty Owens discussing pencils, pens and cool stuff they like.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Rode out to Edisto Beach for lunch today at the Waterfront Restaurant.  We both had the combo with grilled and fried shrimp, very good.

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Ron and I rode up to Summerville to the MellowMushroom for lunch today,  nice cool weather today made for a nice ride today. 

Friday, September 29, 2017


"If you look up at the Milky Way through the eyes of Carl Sagan, you get a feeling in your chest of something greater than yourself." Richard Dawkins

Thursday, September 28, 2017


I bought 'iHeartdogs' t-shirt that said, 'I don't care who dies in a movie as long as the dog lives' .  Ever since that purchase Facebook keeps trying to see me more doggy t-shirts,  this is the latest one they are hoping I'll buy. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Flute lesson tonight, teacher didn't fuss at me too much.  Didn't have time to do my homework for SBS,  and quickly did an imaginary bad-ass fish.  Time to feed dogs and go to bed.

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 !

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Power popped on and off a bit this morning, but settled down and stayed on most of the day today.  Everything back to normal here, as we didn't have any flooding or damage from the storm,  folks in other areas of Charleston are dealing with flooding and downed trees.  Prayers for the people in Florida and the Keys as they took the worst of this storm.  My friends and family in Atlanta are also having issues from Irma's visit there.

Monday, September 11, 2017


We lost power around noon today, and it was restored around 9pm tonight.  We were just talking about going to bed when the lights came on again.  Lots of rain and a little windy today, not sure what caused the power problems, but really glad they are over.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


Did a little collage today, Hurricane Irma making landfall in Key West early this morning, moving slowly up the west coast of Florida today, weakened from a Cat 4 down to a Cat 2 but still a big, big storm.  Prayers for everyone in the path of this storm.

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Great weather today, met up with friends for breakfast in Summerville, then a nice ride down Hwy 165 to Hwy 17 and then to see the Angel Oak.  Some French tourists were there and very interested in our motorcycles and took pictures of us and the bikes.  Mine is the orange one to the far right.  

Friday, September 8, 2017


I follow an artist named CocoBee on YouTube and Patreon, this was a warm up tutorial she posted today.  I love her work, and had fun giving this exercise a try.