December 31, 2008

EDM 204- frosty

I have always admire the glistening beauty of icicles.
We are in our house in Maine and the warm thaw of yesterday has yielded a glorious crop for study. There is quite a contrast with ice and sun - fun, difficult and yet very rewarding to sketch (from inside anyway).

December 29, 2008

Are we There Yet?

Chirstmas colors

Rain today, but the snow held out so it was a White Christmas!


As I sit down to rest and reflect on all the presents and cookies and festivities planned I can't help but remember.

December 26, 2008

EDM 203 Glass of Juice

I do not drink juice, too much sugar - fresh fruits are healthier. But if I have a cold I do drink OJ - usually with some added Vodka - for medicinal purposes you see ;-) Whew, only one more challenge coming for 2008 and I do believe I did them all - a personal goal of mine to force at least one sketch a week - hope the last one will be a zinger of some sort.

December 19, 2008

Silent Night

Big snow here today - a lovely fresh canvas. Hopefully a White Christmas - Peace to All.

EDM 202 Cookie

Holidays are full of food, especially cookies at this time of year - the EDM challenge fit perfectly , even though there was no time to bake cookies, let alone sketch them - This is in my plan anyway -
A week ago I was inspired to sketch this little favorite and I could have used it for the EDM challenge, but opted not to. I think my love of this particular cookie shows. Happy Holidays everyone, don't eat too many cookies!

December 16, 2008

Jingle Bells

Our Huge Christmas trees used to be filled with sentimental ornaments . - this little guy brings back memories!

December 15, 2008

December 12, 2008


My youngest daughter's favorite - not a traditional Christmas cookie style but an extra yummy treat in our house.

December 11, 2008

VSD Dec 2008

This is the December subject for Virtual Sketch Date 08 . My entry is better than I feared - It had been looking very bland and lifeless in my journal but deepening the values helped tremendously - I still think it needs something for pow. Practice, practice, that is the only answer (with patience added!) and it was fun.

EDM 201 Stapler

This mammoth stapler is God like in our office - it will contain a tall unruly stack of paper like Nothing else, and with amazing ease. Of course removing these staples is almost impossible I hate to think what it could do to flesh ~ ~

December 9, 2008

Our Christmas tree has been downsized big time- but every year I remember the tree that toppled over - this safety tradition has now been passed on to our children with children of their own. Our Beams still show the 'scars' ;-)

December 8, 2008

Tree Time

Since the kids have moved out this seems like such a CHORE - until I get the lights and star on top lit and then sit back in the dark to reflect and suddenly - ahhhhhh.

December 4, 2008

Turkey Again ?

Still appearing nightly - Turkey - Tah Dah!! I do love turkey and this year I cooked two 20 pounders!! There were lots of leftovers to share. So far we have had - turkey sandwiches (with Cranberry Chutney, my specialty) Turkey Tetrazzini, and Turkey pot pie (with a second pot pie frozen for later) - Turkey ice cream may be next.

EDM 200 Lucky

Strangely, I found this one very difficult. I decided to reflect on Karma and included my favorite number and color. AND I attempted a very simple line self portrait - which is why I look soooo serious (and I doubt any one would recognize me from this sketch!)

December 3, 2008

And the Award Goes to - - -

kazumiwannabe has honored me with an award :-) I am thrilled to be linked in any fashion to her fabulous blog!! (please visit her) It still amazes me so many people visit my blog and many comment and encourage. What a wonderful community this EDM is!!
If you are so inclined to pass it forward and encourage others ,
Here are the rules that go with the award : 1. Put the logo on your blog, you can right-click and copy it from above. 2. Add a link to the person who awarded you 3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award 4. Add links to those blogs 5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs 6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.
Now, ten cool blogs I visit regularly (Hard to pick 10 but it is a start) fresh, colorful and pure delight - always! Borromini Bear - glorious Australian structural art, food layouts like no other and that adorable bear among so much more. Daily Fly Drawing Art is everywhere, and this proves it - I still can't believe I look forward to his next fishing fly
Van Occupanther If you have not found this blog - You don't know what you are missing. Plain Jane Studio A beautiful person, creating beautiful art with the children of her area and her own glorious fiber and watercolor work.
Jennifer Lawson great oil paintings, sketches and watercolors from around the world. I adore her style.
Kate Johnson a Goddess of Art and generosity with her talent ;-) She deserves every award there is!! Karen Blados Mom extraordinaire - and simply Fabulous journal entries ( I soo look forward to each of her posts)
Marta- Simply amazing woman, wife, mother,aunt, nurse, missionary, artist! A woman who lives to the fullest.
So many more to list, and I will honor more next time!!!
Now - everyone - sketch/paint and post more!!