Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jack, again!

Today I redid my picture of Jack, and placed him
in my sketchbook, right beside his daughter, Marilyn!

She is, after all, the apple of his eye!
I'm getting close to the 50 day mark in this
100 Day Project, so in my next few posts I'll be
ruminating a bit about what I've learned so far
and what I still want to accomplish in this 100 day period.

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, May 20, 2017


The first face I did when I started my "100 Days of Faces" in April
was Marilyn. Today I began a picture of her dad, Jack.
I want them to be side by side in my sketchbook,
and I'm glad I drew him on a separate piece of paper.
Not happy with my work today,
so I'll redo him tomorrow, on the actual sketchbook page!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Friday, May 19, 2017


Another brush pen drawing!
Renee's pointy chin is a bit more pronounced than I intended,
but now she is planted forever in my sketchbook.
After making about 40 faces, I'm beginning to believe 
what I've heard from various artists,
that making art every day allows you to let go of perfectionism
and just enjoy the process.
Some are better than others, that's all!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Visit with Some Young Artists

Earlier this week, I visited a 6th grade art class which is taught by my friend Amy. The students are working on a project in which they are painting faces and writing stories about the characters they are creating. I brought my sketchbook and a couple of pieces of my work to share and then observed these young artists at work. They are painting on muslin fabric and will eventually cut out the faces, stitch them to a background, and create wall hangings with the stories written around the faces. I can't wait to see the finished products!
Here are a few photos of the artists at work!


I was really thrilled to be invited to visit this class.
Wonderful and talented young people with a fabulous teacher -
a very enjoyable afternoon!

Thanks for visiting!

Sandra and Lavinia

Just a quick look at the latest faces for my 
100 Day Project!

Sandra and


A couple more days with the line drawings,
then I plan to try a different technique!

Hope you've had a great day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Bit of Doodling!

Found this in an old sketchbook...
Must have been in a bad mood and the 
exaggerated faces made me laugh!

Being angry is exhausting!!

Hope you're having a good day!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

More Faces

I've been on a three day trip to beautiful Vermont with my husband. We went to our nephew's college graduation and stayed at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. It was quite a place, with mementos and photos of the Trapp family everywhere, and quaint folk art decorated rooms. Here are a few photos of the grounds.

During the three hour drive, I did some drawings in my sketchbook and completed them with Pigma brush pens at night. Unfortunately, I couldn't blog while away, so here are the latest faces.






I'm enjoying doing line drawings. Truthfully, they are easier to do, but the challenge is to avoid getting too complicated and add too many details. For that reason, I'm planning to do a second version of "Vanessa", without most of the flowers. I'll keep these line drawings up for the rest of the week, then go back to color.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Wishing you a wonderful week!