Every time I see a new bug I remember mine, with great fondness. Although I shiver to think what would have happened had I even been in an accident with it.
April 28, 2008
At least the colors of spring for Today - lots of pinks to come and yellows just leaving. I think I will do some rainbow pages as Karen has done on her amazing blog http://www.flickr.com/photos/karenblados/ . This page finishes my handbook journal, which I love for its size/format, and the pages take tons of water with no buckling, but I find the paper too spongy and my colors fade as they dry and hold very little intensity - so I am on to a new journal, larger and hopefully willing to sustain vibrant spring colors.
April 25, 2008
April 24, 2008
April 23, 2008
April 21, 2008
For years I have longed for a chiminea for the back yard/ pool area. My husband was sure I would some how burn the neighborhood down - so no chiminea.
April 18, 2008
Funny there is not much needing repair around the house right now - a lovely chair needs re-caning but I decided I did not have the patience to sketch it. A long rock wall in the side yard is being rebuilt but almost done so past sketching - so I opted on this necessary fixture.
April 16, 2008
April 14, 2008
It was a stressful Friday - and unfortunately I reach for sweets and chocolate is the sweet of choice - hence the 10 pounds I will forever need to lose . But Ahhh doesn't a simple Oreo taste good?!
April 11, 2008
April 10, 2008
This time of year my local nursery tantalizes me with all sorts of trees/shrubs, perennials/annuals, furniture/chimmineas, wind chimes/sculptures and on and on - but the Koi (or Coi) pond fascinates me. I took this picture a couple of weeks ago, but doubted I could ever sketch it - this challenge forced me to try . Difficult, but at least I can recognize the scene so I am happy.
April 8, 2008
April 6, 2008
Sketching one's home is a lot like doing a self portrait, all too familiar with the subject and unable to view simplistically. This was a difficult subject for me , no matter how I tried I could not stop the over clutter and overwork. But here is our home. This was our starter house in 1972, smallish for the area and lots of finish work to do ourselves. Now 36 years later we have added on in every direction- including up. All three children grew up here and now the grandkids visit. Too much space for the two of us, but we love the neighborhood and proximity to the shore. There is little greenery right now but I added some to depict spring. The house is Long, so I tried this sketch (kind of a blob) and inked in the huge oaks that would have otherwise blocked the view. The best thing we ever added was the front porch! I Love architectural sketches but obviously need to work on this skill quite a bit!