April 30, 2010

Happy Birthdate Mom

Yesterday was my mother's Birthdate (she always said you have One Birthday and then birthdates) She loved lilacs and gardening, otherwise she was non-domestic - Beautiful, vibrant and eloquent, fiesty. Anyone who met her Never forgot her. I cowered in her shadow most of my life. Now that she is gone her birthDate and her momory live larger than ever.

April 29, 2010

Early Color

A few weeks ago I spend a rainy day binding my own sketch book . I decided to devote it to my garden exclusively. This was the first entry - which I didn't post. The garden has progressed, but I do love the first hyacinths appearance - so here they are. (and I need time to get used to this heavier WC paper)

April 28, 2010

EDM 270 plus one

Ahhh the saga of our tulip garden... Success for the moment and something we definitely hope to preserve.

April 26, 2010

EDM 270 Redux

ROCKThe rock walls in my area are often very old relics of poor pilgrim settlers attempting to level ground for planting and corral livestock . I can only imagine the Back Breaking Work performed in this harsh environment. These remaining stone walls are testament to their courage and fortitude, So I decided on the gorgeous Saturday to revisit the "rock" challenge. A bit better than my first attempt I think.

April 20, 2010

EDM 269

They may be very necessary in our world but - - -

April 16, 2010

Portriat Party

Well it is an attempt, I do not do faces - therefore I cannot do faces - so I just try more faces!! Especially mouths!!! they freak me out ???- and I totally messed up Lovely Jennifer's mouth - open mouths are the hardest of All!!! So hopefully I will see improvement some day.

April 15, 2010

Food Log

Inspired by Liz and her quest to lose a few pounds - I tried the same approach yesterday - It does slow me down!

April 13, 2010

EDM 268 Need

Catching up last night - I used the table scape from our breakfast at Cross Roads Diner (see previous posts). Obviously there are many things I seem to Need - but this one is high up there ;-)

April 12, 2010

Trip North

Determined to pass the time sketching, I took a small Winsor and Newton sketchbook and one pen on our trip north. It's not easy drawing in a moving car but it was Fun . Once at our destination I added text and a bit of color. It did pass the time, although frustrating to not have more time on any subject.
Then Reverse for return on Sunday ;-)

April 8, 2010

Waiting for Summer

Last Saturday at the playground I could not help but notice the lonely kayak racks as the Town Beach adjoins the grassy playground area. No action at the beach yet but the scene was serene and sketch worthy.

April 7, 2010

Saturday musings

My recorded trek on a glorious Saturday.

April 6, 2010


Wow- this was my first try at 'stamp pad back grounding' - Karen Blados has been doing this in her posts for some time, creating dramatic effects. It was fun, and certainly bold. Now I need to try my gouache on top? The The spring Bee activity at home got me started here.

April 5, 2010

EDM 267 Flexible

Ok, a strange page - I started with the lovely magnolia blossom at the bottom last Friday, then decided I would do a telephone cord for the flexible challenge (at top), but noted spring blossoms must be flexible to deal with this NE weather - and so my new pansy plant was a obvious addition to flex with the weather. So the cord looks strange in the montage, but this is now my brain works. especially on a Monday after a major, three day eating weekend.

April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

It has been a glorious three days ~ Perfect weather, and peaceful and loving.

April 3, 2010

Preschool Day

A gloriously sunny day with three of my grandsons, and time to sit outside and draw! I loved every minute of it.

April 1, 2010

Cake, Cake Cake

Started this on my Hubby's B-day - finished last night. I am clearly a sugar addict!!