April 30, 2010
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
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)
Labels: Found along the way
April 28, 2010
April 26, 2010
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 16, 2010
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
April 13, 2010
April 12, 2010
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.
April 8, 2010
April 7, 2010
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
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.