Wednesday, January 24, 2007
My daughter's been home sick from school all week. Seems like Strep, it's going around, but I can't get her in to see the Dr til tomorrow. She looks so young still when she's asleep. She turned 7 Saturday. It's the cheeks! This was done a little larger than usual... about 8 x 10 in a 9 x 12 sketchbook with charcoal pencil. I haven't used charcoal before, in any form. I like it. I'd like to try some a little softer, this was a General's 2B med charcoal pencil.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Edit: Yeah, the dulcimer's on his lap backwards, he insisted!
Last night I curled up in the rocking chair with my daughter. We both drew, she in her pink sketchbook with my prismacolor pencils and PITT markers, and I in my hedgie with my sanguine pigma microns.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Sandalwood soap I received from my Secret Santa partner in the Henna Page gift swap. Smells great, but I don't want to use it up! Pencil in my hedgie...that's watercolor paper!
Here's a song I remember from Girl Scouts...
"Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap (bar of soap),
Oh I wish I were a
little bar of soap (bar of soap),
I'd go slippy, slippy slidey, over
Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap (bar of
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Couldn't let the day go by without a bit of ink...
Monday, January 08, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
I'll also get the link in the group page in the morning!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
If you come to my Flickr in the next week or so and see something strange there, fear not. All shall be right soon! All my photos are still there as are all my sets, they are just hiding til Yahoo gets my money order in the mail!
Friday, January 05, 2007
I've been making sketchbooks for a little over a year now. I started in the Everyday Matters Group almost 2 years ago with a Moleskine pocket sketchbook. Loved it, learned to deal with the beading up watercolors, wanted something better by the time I was halfway through the second one. I liked the size and the elastic and the pocket and the ribbon! I surfed Moleskine sites in search of cool hacks and stuff to do and found out about Hedgehogs. Wirewoman's Hedgehogs Forever Yahoo group is full of glorious stuff including instructions for making your own mole look-alikes! I tried it out, modified it, made it mine. Now I am in the middle of a batch of three; watercolor paper pages, fabric covers, pocket Molie size. They are numbers 10, 11 and 12. I've sold one, given one to my dh, another to a friend for a birthday, two typing paper ones to my kids, a henna journal with hand and foot templates to my Secret Santa person, and some for future use. These will have a nice Persian print fabric on them and be filled with love!
I did do a sketch today, I am waiting to see if I'll post it or not...someone else's input is needed...
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Hi Everyone on the Superblog! Michael was kind enough to add me today! Thank you!
I've been inactive for a while, since about May, and am on day 4 drawing again! I finished re-ready "Everyday Matters" this morning and am making a new batch of pocket moleskine-like sketchbooks as this one is on it's last two pages. If you'd like to look, they're on my flickr in the Making Books set here.
Hi to all the new EDM members! I look forward to seeing your work as I go through the links of the challenges and blogs! I am also getting more active on the Botanical and Naturalist group, Hi to you, too!
Rianna's in first grade and has homework every night (!). Tonight it's addition and subtraction of numbers up to 20. She get's real stubborn about getting started so we did some bribery today after some tickling to get her woke up and alert. Rold Gold pretzels are a good bribe for her but I didn't want her filling up before supper, so she only got 1/3 of a stick per right answer!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
I started three new hedgehogs today, this one's only got 2 pages left!
Quite narcisistic, I think.
A certain amount of self-focus is necessary to one's health and well-being, but to the exclusion of getting things done. Just not healthy.
Something to think about this year.