Monday, September 30, 2013

Sketch book and watercolor

I bought this little 5x7 sketchbook at Barnes and Noble.  It's by Cachet and has a cream colored paper called "ecru".  I've been drawing in it, but this time, I decided to use watercolor to paint a design and I really like how the w/c paint settled into it.  I'd like to experiment with this again.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


drawing on cream colored paper with brown pen
Years ago I used to love to sew.  I wasn't very good at it, but I couldn't resist the pretty patterns and colors of fabric, and would continue to try.  I finally lost interest in sewing, but I think that the thing that drew me to it still interests me.  The patterns, and colors!  Especially quilt patterns.  I found myself drawing this doodle after looking at some quilt designs online.  I think it could be really cool, if I made a watercolor of this type of drawing..  I still have a stash of left over of fabric pieces and trims I could copy from... if I can find them.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The End of my 75 day ink drawing challenge.

"Raggies"   8x 10   not for sale
Well, this weekend marked the end of my 75 days of a drawing a day in ink.  Even though I finished, I didn't really do all that well.   Most days I did pretty good.  I found something interesting to draw, and took my time, and enjoyed it.  Then, there were a few times I'd forget to do a drawing, or just put it off because I didn't have anything in mind to draw.  Then, I'd catch up and do two the next day, or forget again.  I also started to wonder if my love of ink drawing had disappeared over the years???  I remember long ago, I'd always draw in ink, it was my first choice.   So, instead of posting my last few ink challenge drawings, I thought I'd post this drawing... I did it 30 years ago.   It' s hard to imagine that it has been that long, but it has.  It' s an ink drawing of my little sister's raggedy Ann and Andy dolls.  I came across it a few weeks ago, and just love it.  It's too bad the paper is a bit stained... but it's well loved, just like those dolls were.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

75 day sketch challenge home stretch....

This Saturday will be the end of my 75 day pen and ink sketch challenge.  Here are a few more of my drawings from the last couple weeks or so...
Some people just finishing feeding the ducks near the river

my cluttered kitchen counter

drawing of a portrait painting I saw online

bottle of wine, glass, cup and my camera

shoes at the backdoor

sneakers, scissors, and a doodle

baking cookies, first batch out of the oven

Charlotte beach "boardwalk"