Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sketchbook Venting!!

Don't worry - I'm fine.
But don't you feel at times that things are overwhelming?
I know I do!

I like to express a bit of emotion in my sketches, obviously!

Here's wishing you a wonderful week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Daily Sketch - Angie!!

My nephew's wife Angie is celebrating a special birthday,
so I made this sketch for her!
She loves owls, as I do...

and all of nature!
She is one of the nicest people I know and a wonderful 
companion for my nephew Dave.
Lucky guy!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Daily Sketchbook - "One of Those Sleepless Nights"

Just a quick sketch. I guess I was inspired by the people on Facebook
who talk about being insomniacs.

Other than a rare night when I'm really stressed about something,
I'm usually a good sleeper, thank goodness, unlike this poor fellow!

Hope you have a restful weekend!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Daily Sketchbook

This sketch took two days, done in between other tasks.
Here is the original...

and here it is "antiqued" with my computer's editing program.

Hope your week is going well. 
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Daily Sketch - Angus and Rosie

My two little guys, always wary around each other.

We can never figure out if they are friends or enemies!

Hope you've had a great weekend!!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Daily Sketch - Shades of Blue

Today was a sleepy day, after a very late night before,
so I randomly colored with my watercolor pencils and
gave the squares a dash of water!

Actually, it was very soothing, if not very inspired.

Hope those of you in the USA are enjoying this holiday weekend!

Post Script - my head has been in a whirl lately with my sister being in and out of rehab and the hospital. I had read and commented on my friend Ann's post here about a week ago, and completely forgotten it, except in my subconscious memory, I guess, because I had no recollection of it when I did this. We had spent the night before in the emergency room with my sister (who is OK) but lack of sleep does crazy things to my brain! Sorry, Anne! I should be caught up on sleep now!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Daily Sketch - "In My Dreams"

The nice thing about drawing yourself is that you can make yourself
 younger, thinner, and sillier than you normally are.
I had to keep reminding myself that "this is only a sketch"!
I needed some stress relief and this was fun to do!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Daily Sketch - Nana and Nessa

I confess, I did this sketch years ago.
My friend Lorna and I were going to write a book 
about a little girl who goes to visit her Nana on Nantucket Island every summer.
We never quite got the project off the ground, 
but I did do a few sketches for it!

Hope to have a new sketch to show soon!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Daily Sketch - Color!

I painted this early this morning, with gouache paints and white acrylic ink.
I wanted it to be a splash of color and I guess I succeeded!

I think I needed to "let go" a bit!!

My sister is doing better, but it's been stressful, so art is keeping me sane.

Hope you are having a good week!